Visual Meditation: I live my life in widening circles

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not complete this last one
but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.
I’ve been circling for thousands of years
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?

—Rainer Maria Rilke







The mandalas come from various doors and gates in Paris and Vienna.

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9 Responses

  1. This is simply beautiful, Christine.

    Your readers might like to know that I am hosting a free community project on Facebook for 2013 based on the book, A Year With Rilke. I am hoping that people will share creative art like you have shown here based on each day’s readings. Just look for A Year with Rilke on Facebook.

    I am posting this to the page right now.

  2. Rilke really speaks to my heart. “I circle around God.” How well that seems to describe my spiritual journey. I want to get closer, but am still circling.

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