Clouds and rain

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You must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you

Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

2 thoughts on “Clouds and rain

  1. I am learning to see all moods as an authentic reaction, rather than trying to judge myself because I should not be ‘angry’ or ‘sad’. I think children have it right, they simply react to life without checking themselves, living for the moment.

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