Loving the Questions

Right now I'm reading a book called The Icarus Deception. It's by Seth Godin, and it's blowing my mind. Were I finished reading it and about to publish my top 10 booklist, I might just have to include this one. One of the last sections I was reading had a quote that I wanted to explore today:

"Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The quote was so good I had to stop reading and process. 



I'm a questioner. I love asking questions. I like asking, "why?" I do it often. At a core level, this is because I genuinely want to understand. The challenge becomes that questions often lead to more questions, and answers are often multifaceted and complex. The universe is beyond my comprehension, and though I try to bring everything into my understanding—my control—it just doesn't work.

Then I get impatient. I get frustrated. I wonder why things aren't simple, manageable, easy.

When the goal is to try and answer as many questions as possible, the answers become flat and dry. When the goal is to get as many results as possible, we often short circuit the process.


Patience. Committing to the process. Loving the questions. These are great reminders for me.
As I love and embrace questions, I'm giving myself permission to enjoy the journey. I'm able to let go of the fear-ridden compulsion to find out the answers immediately, and am free to DO something, even if it's incomplete.

So, I'm committed to loving, to embracing, to living with my questions, and even sharing them with you and others, starting with this prompt tomorrow:



What is one question you are living with right now? Why is it important to you?


Looking forward to hearing your heart and sharing mine. :)


To questions,

Ben