Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tasting Life

I love this short story, how true it is. So often we want the answers to things right away, not understanding that many times you really can't be told the answer before it happens. Everyone experiences are different in life, even if it is the same as someone else, the situation is will never be exactly the same...why? Because we are all different and see, handle and feel things differently. So remember some questions just can't be answered until you live and experience them. Patience is a wonderful quality, when it comes to tasting life!

Good night dear friends.

Tasting Life 

Before the young man began his studies, he wanted assurance from the Master.
"Can you teach me the goal of human life?"
"I cannot," replied the Master.
"Or at least its meaning?"
"I cannot."
"Can you indicate to me the nature of death and of life beyond the grave?"
"I cannot."
The young man walked away in scorn. The disciples were dismayed that their Master had been shown up in a poor light.
Said the Master soothingly, "Of what is it to comprehend life's nature and life's meaning if you have never tasted it? I'd rather you ate your pudding than speculated on it."

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves... Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you will 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

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