Your search for meaning is one of the noblest pursuits you can ever undertake!
How to find Meaning in your Life is what we are talking about in this video shot in Universal Broadcasting Network and in what you read below! At minute 25, I answer Ocea’s question about “How to Stop Being Reactive”!
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” — Nietzsche
In the video below, Viktor Frankl, holocaust survivor happily quoting a German writer about seeing the best in others – that’s beautiful.
“If we take man as he is, we make him worse. But if we take him as he should be, then we make him capable of becoming what he can be.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Viktor Frankl, a brilliant Psychiatrist, and neurologist who wrote more
than 30 books in 26 languages!
Dr. Frankl says of his qualifications to write the book: “As a professor in two fields, neurology and psychiatry, I am fully aware of the extent to which man is subject to biological, psychological and sociological conditions. But in addition to being a professor in two fields I am a survivor of four camps — concentration camps, that is — and as such, I also bear witness to the unexpected extent to which man is capable of defying and braving even the worst conditions conceivable.”
Viktor Frankl delivers a powerful message about the human search for
meaning — and the most important gift we can give others.
Viktor Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. (1905-1997)
The U.S. Library of Congress named Dr. Frankl‘s
enlightening masterpiece, *Man’s Search for Meaning,* one of the 10 books
that “made the most difference in people’s lives.”
Dr. Frankl is the founder of logotherapy, which he derived from the words:
*logos* – Greek for *reason* or *meaning*, and *therapy* – Greek, meaning *I
heal. * *Logotherapy*, therefore, means *”Reasons I heal” or “Healing the
Meaning*” (trippy, profound, and enlightening both ways).
“One should not search for an abstract meaning of life. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.”
The main components that are at the heart of Dr. Frankl‘s philosophy:
1. Each person has a healthy core. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” This is your healthy core. This is your healthy core.Your ability to choose your attitude.
You may be in a situation from which you cannot physically remove yourself. Nevertheless, you are 100% responsible for how you think and how you respond to situations.
It’s easy to be the victim. It’s easy to point fingers and make excuses for things you don’t like about yourself or your life. It’s easier to remain miserable than it is to take responsibility for your life and take the actions necessary to change it.
Dr. Frankl found strength in the knowledge that, despite our circumstances, each of us is alive and on this earth for a purpose. Every life has meaning and significance and every human has a contribution to make to humanity.
We are more than the sum of biology and environment. We are part of something that is much bigger than we are, yet we are significant in it. In fact, we have a responsibility to make our life significant for the benefit of others.
Researchers in Austria recently discovered that funny people have higher IQs than their less funny peers. Researchers argue that it takes both the cognitive and emotional ability to process and produce humor. Their analysis shows that funny people have higher verbal and nonverbal intelligence, and they score lower in mood disturbance and aggressiveness.
Not only are funny people smart, they’re nice to be around. Evidence suggests that having a good sense of humor is linked to high emotional intelligence and is a highly desirable quality in a partner. Evolutionary psychologists describe humor as a “heritable trait” that signals mental fitness and intellectual agility to prospective mates.
Just 50 years ago, the idea that the adult brain can change in any way was heretical. Researchers accepted that the immature brain is malleable, but also believed that it gradually hardens, like clay poured into a mold, into a permanently fixed structure by the time childhood has ended. It was also believed that we are born with all the brain cells we will ever have, that the brain is incapable of regenerating itself, and, therefore, that any damage or injuries it sustains cannot be fixed.
In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. The adult brain is not only capable of changing, but it does so continuously throughout life, in response to everything we do and every experience we have. Nervous systems evolved to enable us to adapt to the environment and determine the best course of action in any given situation, based on what has been learned from past experiences. This is the case not just for humans, but for all organisms that have a nervous system. That is to say, nervous systems evolved to change, and so neuroplasticity is an intrinsic and fundamental property of all nervous systems. Your nervous system is wired to see a meaning in your life.
I love you so much sweet Miracle Makers and can’t wait to see you!
Dr. Sarah Larsen
P. S. “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes
— Walt Disney