Is your life sacred?

A post from The Sacred Art of Living.

One of my favorite quotes comes from Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet: 

“There is only one
thing you should do. Go into yourself. Find out the reason that
commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the
very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have
to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself
in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself
for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet
this solemn question with a strong, simple "I must," then build your
life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its
humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to
this impulse.”

You could
substitute the word “write” with anything in your life that you
recognize as a deepest desire.  What in your life has spread its roots
into the very depths of your heart?  What must you do to be
fully yourself?  Is it something you are even ready to name?  Speak it
aloud, just for a moment, and allow those words to hum in the air
around you, maybe even sing them aloud: “I am an artist. . .or a
writer. . .or a dancer. . . or monk . . .or  . . .??”

Pf7003cheguevarapostersIs your life a sign and witness to this deepest desire?  What would need to change for this to be true?

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