Chronicles of the Cosmic Couple
Suffering just means
you’re having a bad dream.
you’re having a good dream.
getting out of the dream altogether.
Trying to speak about the ultimate reality is like
sending a kiss through a messenger.
If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Instead we entangle ourselves
in knots of our own making and struggle,
lonely and confused.
So, like children,
we begin again to learn from the things,
because they are in God’s heart;
they have never left him.
This is what the things can teach us:
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.
—Rainer Maria Rilke