“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Being back to my daily routine today after a short break felt unusual at first. But it took me just a couple of hours to realize that I do enjoy what we deprecatingly call routine… in fact, most of the times it doesn’t feel monotonous at all. The human interactions, the meaningful activities I fill my days with, even the process of getting less interesting tasks done and out of the way: all of these are usually fun to experience.
What I enjoy less, though, are all the question marks lurking around the corner throughout the day. Is this doable? What will the next hurdle be? Will it be worth it? We can guess, but we can rarely have a reliable answer to any of these questions upfront. They often make us doubt more than we should and do less than we are capable of. Going into activity mode helps. Embracing the questions is even better. Today I love them. Do you?
Author: WOLF LΔMBERT; CC0 1.0 license