Daily Lectio Divina: All things consist

Episode 416

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re continuing our series on Wisdom from Rilke using selections from Letters to a Young Poet by the Austrian writer Rainer Maria Rilke.  This week’s theme is Waiting in the Struggle, and today’s reading comes from “The Third Letter.”

All things consist of carrying to term and then giving birth.  To allow the completion of every impression, every germ of a feeling deep within, in darkness, beyond words, in the realm of instinct unattainable by logic, to await humbly and patiently the hour of the descent of a new clarity: that alone is to live one’s art, in the realm of understanding as in that of creativity.

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