Feeling Neglected? | Rainer Maria
Written by Maria Connolly on April 5, Life is sweet when you feel emotional attunement in your relationships at home and work, Rainer Maria Rilke If, however, feelings are ignored or put down, the person will carry an inability to. Feeling Neglected? by Rainer Maria, released 13 April quotes have been tagged as relationships: Jess C. Scott: 'When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. . Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet.
Live the questions now. Letters to a Young Poet serves as a source for inner nourishment so that we treat life as an adventure, an inquiry and a challenge to consciousness. It is a masterpiece of insightful writing on the significance of passion. For deep inner forces call upon us to question.
Perhaps we may find answers in unexpected ways, and sometime the answers remain deeply hidden in the question. In the local coffee shop, one customer came up to me and thanked me for introducing Rilke to her through my occasional references to him on retreats. Can we afford to neglect the spiritual insights of Rilke? Can we also rely upon our inner voice with all that it reveals in its wisdom and darkness?
Perhaps there is a shared intimacy with him —so that he is not an external authority, nor are we second hand people through referring to his experiences and observations.
Search for the reason that bids you write; find out whether it is spreading out its roots in the deepest places of your heart, acknowledge to yourself whether you would have to die if it were denied you to write. A work of art is good if it has sprung from necessity. Go into yourself and test the deep in which your life takes rise; at its source you will find the answer to the question whether you must create.
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Accept it, just as it sounds, without inquiring into it. Perhaps it will turn out that you are called to be an artist. We watched it change color there and come to the boil. That is, we invented this too. The doll was so utterly devoid of imagination that what we imagined for it was inexhaustible.
For hours, for weeks on end, we must have been content to lay the first fine silk of our hearts in folds around this immobile mannequin, but I have to believe there were certain abysmally long afternoons when our twofold inspirations petered out and we suddenly sat in front of it, expecting some response.
Just then we may have had near us one of those things which are by nature ugly and mean, and therefore full of their own opinions: It remained silent then, not because it felt superior, but silent because this was its established form of evasion and because it was made of useless and absolutely unresponsive material.
It was silent, and the idea did not even occur to it that this silence must confer considerable importance on it in a world where destiny and indeed God himself have become famous mainly by not speaking to us.
At a time when everyone was concerned to give us prompt and reassuring answers, the doll was the first to make us aware of that silence larger than life which later breathed on us again and again out of space whenever we came at any point to the border of our existence. Sitting opposite the doll as it stared at us, we experienced for the first time or am I mistaken?
Are we not strange creatures, letting ourselves be guided to direct our earliest inclinations to where there is no hope of response? So that mingled into the taste of that utterly unforced tenderness was the bitterness of knowing it was wasted. Who knows whether later in life many a person does not draw from such memories the suspicion that he cannot be loved?
I remember seeing an old doll in the hands of children at a manor house on a remote Russian estate. It had come down through the generations, and all the members of the family bore a resemblance to this doll. A poet could fall under the domination of a marionette, because the marionette has only imagination. The doll has none, and is exactly that much less than a thing as the marionette is more. The child must grow used to things, it must accept them; each thing has its pride. The things tolerate the doll, none loves it.
It is possible to believe the table actually throws it off: Beginners in the world as we were, we could hardly feel superior to anything except such an incomplete object which had been laid beside us just as they lay a fragment of crockery in aquariums for the creatures to use as a mark and measure of their surroundings.
We took our bearings from the doll. It was by nature lower, so we could flow off imperceptibly towards it, converge in it and, even if somewhat dimly, make out our new surroundings in it. But we soon realized we could not make it into a thing or a person, and in such moments it became a stranger to us, and we could no longer recognize all the confidences we had heaped over it and into it.
That we did not then make you into an idol, you brat, and perish from fear of you, was because—I must tell you—it was not you we had in mind. We were thinking of a soul, the soul of the doll. How you shook the walls, the window-frames and familiar horizons into movement as if future storms were already tearing at these provisional structures which could seem so invincible in the long, dreary afternoons.
While this was going on, you were lying nearby, you doll, and had not even enough innocence to comprehend that your St George was rocking the beast of your insensitivity under him, that dragon which transformed the flood tide of our feelings into a lump inside you, into a perfidious and indifferent permanence. Or you, confident soul of the tramway, you could almost gain the upper hand as we travelled round the room with merely the faintest belief in our tram nature: Only of you, doll-soul, could one never quite say where you really were; whether you were at that moment in us or in that drowsy creature to whom we were constantly assigning you.
What is certain is that we often relied on each other, and in the end you were in neither of us and were trodden underfoot.