Living Into the Question

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke


In my desire to let go of The Struggle, I’ve been walking my labyrinth every morning holding the question, “How I can bring more ease and joy into my life?” I don’t necessarily need to answer the question. I would rather live into the question.

My behavior over the past week makes me wonder, what is the difference between “ease” and “easy?” You see, I did minimal work last week. Instead I found myself swinging in the hammock reading a book. And then another book. Was I finding the “easy way out” of doing my work or was I actually finding ease?

It got me to thinking. Is ‘ease’ a state of mind and ‘easy’ is a physical state? When something’s easy, I don’t have exert much intellectual or physical energy, but when I hold the intention to bring ease into my life, that’s a state of mind.

I think I need to continue living with this question. I hope it’s not difficult.

An Invitation

How do you bring ease into your life? What’s one question you can intentionally live into?