Quote by Marianne Williamson
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die.
This quote is a metaphorical way of describing the negative effects of harboring unforgiveness towards someone. It emphasizes that holding onto anger and resentment only harms oneself, rather than the intended target of our bitterness. Just like ingesting poison will inevitably cause harm to one's own body, refusing to forgive someone and holding onto those negative emotions ultimately brings suffering and misery. It highlights the importance of forgiveness as a way to free ourselves from the burden of resentment and find peace and emotional well-being.
It was such ecstacy to dream, and dream - till you got a bite.A scorpion bite. Then the first duty was to get up out of the grass and kill the scorpion; and the next to bathe the bitten place with alcohol or brandy; and the next to resolve to keep out of the grass in the future. Then came an adjournment to the bedchamber and the pastime of writing up the day's journal with one hand and the destruction of mosquitoes with the other - a whole community of them at a slap. Then, observing an enemy approaching - a hairy tarantula on stilts - why not set the spittoon on him? It is done, and the projecting ends of his paws give a luminous idea of the magnitude of his reach. Then to bed and become a promenade for a centipede with forty-two legs on a side and every foot hot enough to burn a whole through a raw-hide. More soaking with alcohol, and a resolution to examine the bed before entering it, in future. Then wait, and suffer, till all the mosquitoes in the neighborhood have crawled in under the bar, then slip out quickly, shut them in and sleep peacefully on the floor till morning. Meantime, it is comforting to curse the tropics in occasional wakeful intervals.