Small Stone for Jan. 9, 2014

badge-14-300x300For Jan. 9, the entry in A Year with Rilke is called Overflow, and the image is of the overflow from a fountain, how fullness flows into us “when things and thoughts cannot contain it.”

For me, the resonance is in the last line. How thoughts tend to take over, sometimes overwhelmingly. So that is what inspires today’s small stone.

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Jan. 9, 2014

Seeking a way
to contain my own thoughts
so I am not overwhelmed

to be instead mindful
less full of worry
to do things differently

to take each small step.

–CAS

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Rainer Maria Rilke
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