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Category: Quotes

Today’s Thought: To Live in this World

Mary Oliver shared this observation in her poem, In Blackwater Woods, which is included in her Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, American Primitive:

To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

From In Blackwater Woods by Mary Oliver

Today’s Thought: Refrain from the Judgment of Others

Today’s Thought from my Readwise collection is from Amanda Knox’s Atlantic essay about how people continue to exploit for profit her identity and the lies told about her.

As someone who has been falsely accused, reading this impacted me in a significant way.

So now I also try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. We don’t know the whole story about any other person.

I know how it feels for a group of people to be wrong about me. That is a pain I don’t wish on others. So I work to refrain from the judgment of others. I don’t want to make that same mistake.

Amanda Knox quote about refraining from the judgment of others.