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Don't give up

Sometimes, when I read something, a word or a sentence enters me with a heightened intensity.
This time is was a phrase from a Spanish poet. He wrote: ‘No te rindas, no cedas’.
The words mean something like: ‘Do not give in, don’t yield’.
The words entered my heart directly and although they seem to be in contradiction with the surrender and the openness I usually aspire to, they provide me with a strength that was lacking earlier.
A kind of determination that was unknown to me.
No te rindas, no cedas.
Our unconscious doesn’t know the negative form and I feel that these words stand on the threshold between surrender and not surrendering.
Actually they mean: Do not give up, whatever happens.