Rilke urges us: “want the change. Be inspired by the flame where everything shines as it disappears”
Exquisite image! Why does he exhort us to want the change? Because change is the way it is. We harbor notions of what is good for us and what is not, and try to organize and strategize accordingly. Yet life does what it does without our concern for our preferences, so Rilke is urging us to look beyond the parade of circumstances and events to the fundamental fact of change itself. In wanting the change, we are aligning ourselves with truth, with what is already happening.
Roger Housden, Dropping the Struggle: Seven ways to love the life you have