Everything transitory is a metaphor.
... the boundless resolve,
no longer limitable in any direction,
to achieve one's purest inner possibility.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
The one who wants to understand the mystery
must turn toward the eternal light
in the depths of his own spirit,
where the hidden truth reveals itself
Truth is within ourselves;
it takes no rise from outward things,
Whatever you may believe
There is an inmost center in us all,
Where truth abides in fullness ... and to know
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape,
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.
I say no man has ever yet been half devout enough,
None has ever yet adored or worshipped half enough,
None has begun to think how divine he himself is ...