Sunday, January 23, 2011

vast inner solitude










What is necessary, after all, is only this: solitude, vast inner solitude. To walk inside yourself and meet no one for hours — that is what you must be able to attain.

You should not let yourself be confused in your solitude by the fact that there is something in you that wants to move out of it. This very wish, if you use it calmly and prudently and like a tool, will help you spread out your solitude over a great distance.




~ Rainer Maria Rilke
from his Letters To A Young Poet



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was previously on tumblr.
i remember your comment.
i'm now back at my blogger
zento-kara

thank you for sharing the inspiration.

-panda

smilingheart said...

panda,

thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.

dean