Living in Paradox

Some uncomprehended law holds us at a point of contradiction where we have no choice, where we do not like that which we love, where good and bad are inseparable partners impossible to tell apart, and where we — heart-broken and ecstatic — can only resolve conflict by blindly taking it into our hearts. (Scott-Maxwell, 1983) 

Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves…. Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the question now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. (Rilke, 1993)

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