15 hours ago
My favorite Instagram feature is the save feature, and I save sooo many things that inspire me, most of all, writing. My "words" folder is my biggest one and I was reading through it today and realized that I saved two Rainer Maria Rilke poems in a row so I started looking up a few more. The one I found really spoke to me. Facing fears is something I've been thinking about a lot lately, especially as someone who used to say I had no fears (after all, I'm not scared of heights or bears or plane crashes) but who actually has quite a few that maybe aren't so easily defined. Maybe most of our fears are pieces of ourselves that deserve our attention, acceptance, and love. .
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.
Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. .
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Do you have a favorite poet or poem, or even a fave Instagrammer who always writes really beautiful captions? Drop them below, I'd love to check them out.