March 21, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago.

“And sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inward in prayer for five short minutes.”

Etty Hillesum, March 21, 1942
Woman sitting on the floor with fingers all forehead meditating

Etty reiterates throughout her diary the utter necessity of turning inward. She calls the inner world the “current of life” beneath the surface. This practice no doubt helped give her strength for the days ahead.

Through prayer and mediation, we grow spiritually stronger. I wrote about meditation in Grow Spiritually Stronger Every Morning with Meditation, and How to Meditate for Beginners.

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