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Being the Questions (mostly the music & links) December 4, 2022

Posted by ajoyfulpractice in Music, Poetry, Yoga.
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“Quiet friend who has come so far,

feel how your breathing makes more space around you.
Let this darkness be a bell tower
and you the bell. As you ring,

what batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.


In this uncontainable night,
be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses,
the meaning discovered there.


And if the world has ceased to hear you,
say to the silent earth: I flow.
To the rushing water, speak: I am”


– quoted from Sonnets to Orpheus, II.29 by Rainer Maria Rilke

Click here for the 2020 post about Ranier Maria Rilke, who was born today in 1875.

Please join me for a 65-minute virtual yoga practice on Zoom today (Sunday, December 4th) at 2:30 PM. You can use the link from the “Class Schedules” calendar if you run into any problems checking into the class. You can request an audio recording of this practice via a comment below or by emailing myra (at) ajoyfulpractice.com.