‘Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.’ #RainerMariaRilke
Ignorance starts with unanswered questions. If the question is allowed to marinate then in good time an education is gained. When we put into practise that new found knowledge, well then, that is wisdom, applied life lessons. So be still and ponder deeply. Your hurts reveal an underlying current in you. Your anger warns you of a bias. Your offence is some kind of defence. Your irritation is the same as an oyster responding to a grain of sand. It’s all there to perfect you and to create beauty in you. If you will let the storms fulfil their duty, then like a caterpillar turned butterfly, your tragedy will be a remedy and you will fly.
Do not fear the doubts that assail you or the whispers that betray you. How can you learn to walk if at first you do not crawl, what a humbling thing. On all fours, all flaws are clearly seen. It is when one is hardest hit that they learn their strongest bits. Be bold, it does not mean brute strength, no. It means you are sold to the good cause but your trembling knees refuse to carry you through. Nothing that is good comes easy and so you must rise to the challenge. Invite the battle and wrestle till the breaking dawn of a new awakening, a resurrection. Lest a man die, he cannot fully live. Let go of your falsehood and embrace all you were meant to be. Strip the lies that enfold you and grasp the thread of truth. The act will kill you but it will thrill you and it will reveal the real you. Out of the depth of the Earth you will arise again, like precious jewels your true self is found in deep places. Take up your tools and dig deep. If you seek with all that you are, then you will find all that you are meant to be.
Though the great World Wars have been fought. They never ended. In you is a Great War. Daily you trudge through emotional trenches and in darkness you grope seeking your own soul. For what is a man without his own identity? What is a woman with a formless entity? How then can The World exist with a fumbling humanity? They sought weapons of mass destruction, it was not a lie, they did exist you see, but the human is the weapon of mass extermination. They forgot to look in the mirror. Power is like a sword, it is nothing until a human picks it up.
So before you judge. Look into yourself. Be still and be your own judge. What are you good for? What have you done to make it better for anyone? Where has your voice been heard? What have your choices fulfilled? As you scream at the television, tell us what has been your great vision? As you comment on social media, tell us what great race you have run, dear? The human race wants to know, what have you done in your little space?
Be still and hold your tongue.
‘Hypocrisy is the complement that vice pays to virtue.’ #RaviZacharias