Supporting mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstances” Viktor E. Frankl
I have heard Viktor Frank’s name mentioned a few times recently, in conversations, on the radio and on television. ViKtor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist and a holocaust survivor, so he knew a bit about his freedoms being taken away, about being able to exert choices and about his freedom to act limited.
To assist his survival he focused on what he could control. There was no choice about his environment, what he ate, where he went , whom he saw, what activity to could do. The only thing he could control was his thoughts and attitude to his situation.
We are in a very strange time. Unprecedented, uncertain, unpredictable are words that are used frequently. Many of our everyday freedoms that we take for granted have been removed.
Most of us at this moment in time, do have a few more choices available than Viktor Frankl.
Perhaps though we can take some learning from Viktor and be grateful for the choices, although more limited, that we can make.
What choices do you have that you are you grateful for at this moment?
One of Viktors books that he wrote was Man’s search for Meaning.
What meaning if any are we taking away from this experience?
Another well-known quote from Viktor Frankl and in a similar vein is:
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
What changes are you seeing in yourself that are helping you in this world just now?
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