And What Is Really Important Today?


This quote may sound silly or absurd until its context is considered. Etty Hillesum died in Auschwitz at the age of 29. Before that she had learned…

  • to find peace in a “quiet inner corner” of her mind (in spite of the horror all around her)
  • complete awareness and enjoyment of very basic pleasures previously taken for granted (breathing, for example)
  • that protecting her soul from despair, greed, selfishness, and hatred was more crucial than protecting her possessions (and her life)
  • that truly seeing, accepting, and caring for other human beings brought great peace (even in the absolute worst circumstances)

I don’t know about you, but the peace I have in a day is in direct proportion to how much I learn from people such as Etty Hillesum.


3 thoughts on “And What Is Really Important Today?

  1. Thank you, Pam, this is lovely and so very important.

  2. Reblogged this on Two-Minute Tune-Up and commented:

    I thought this might be worth a repeat. I hope I am right. #hope #depression #mentalhealth #overcomers

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