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First and foremost, you must listen to your own rhythm, and
try to live in accordance with it. Be attentive to what emerges
from deep down. Often, our actions are only imitations,
fulfillment of an assumption of duty, or a reflection
of what we believe a human being “should” be.
But the only certainty we may have about our life
and our deeds can only spring from the very depth of our being.
I know that a new and kinder day will come,
and I would so much like to live on,
if only to express all the love I carry within me.
And there is only one way of preparing the new age,
by living it even now in our hearts.
We must be willing to act like a balm for all wounds.
~ Etty Hillesum