Live the Questions
“have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (translated by MD Herter Norton)
I love this quote – it captures something about me and my approach as a psychotherapist.
I have always been interested in the “big questions” about life and our experiences of being in the world.
Questions open up a dialogue, new perspectives and ways of seeing the world.
My work as a therapist is concerned with building a relationship which enables a dialogue – where we can explore the questions of concern to you. I hold a space for supported self inquiry.
What are the questions you are living? What’s important to you right now? What are the stories you tell about yourself? What are you waiting for ?