How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.
— Rainer Maria Rilke from Letters to a Young Poet
- Out Of Pain, Comes Poetry
- Keeping Quiet
- Pain: The Breaking Of The Shell That Encloses Your Understanding
- The Courage of the Seed
- The Desert
- A New Serenity Prayer
- The Gift of Uncertainty
- Prayer for the Strength & Courage to Change
- Prayer Against Anxiety and Depression
- Let Nothing Disturb You