In this episode, journalist Krista Tippett reads “God speaks to each of us as he makes us” by Rainer Maria Rilke. She shares how the poem gave her courage and resolve during the creation of her public radio show, On Being, in 2003. Today, On Being airs on more than 400 radio stations across the U.S. and is downloaded weekly by thousands of devoted listeners. Tippett’s latest book is Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.
“God speaks to each of us as he makes us” by Rainer Maria Rilke appears in the collection Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy, and published by Riverhead Books.
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