Nights of anguish #rilke #tarabrach #fear

You nights of anguish.

Why didn’t I kneel

more deeply to accept you,

Inconsolable sisters,

and,

surrendering,

lose myself in your loosened hair.

How we squander

our hours of pain.

How we gaze beyond them

into the bitter duration

To see if they have an end.

Though they are really

Seasons of us, our winter …

Rainer Maria Rilke.

Quoted in “Radical Acceptance,” Tara Brach

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