Small Stone for Jan. 14, 2014

badge-14-300x300Today’s passage from A Year with Rilke is dated Aug. 12, 1904, and comes from Letters to a Young Poet.

Here, he tells us that fate is not an external force, but something that comes from ourselves. He says just as we were wrong about the sun’s movement, we are also wrong about what is ahead.

Jan. 14, 2014

If fate lies
inside us,
what changes might we
still have power to make?

If we think differently now,
live differently, can we
slow or halt disease
our careless lives have brought?

Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

 

–CAS

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