“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.” – Viktor Frankl
I am reflecting on this quote this morning. Our philosophical journey, the path of contemplation, forms, shapes and directs the way we choose our direction. I ask myself what choices do I make because I am meeting the ‘other’ in the universe around me?
When we know who we are and who we are meant to be, we realize this know-how is in response to the world we live in. Our life is an on-going reflection in union with the universe.
It’s a humbling experience to understand the universe through our experiences, in each other and all that is what we call this planet. What is shocking for me is the realization of my blindspots to the humbling experience. Coming to grips with the constraints and roadblocks I create as a human being in my relationship with the universe and meeting all that is good in my every day life. I need to let go, inorder to grow closer to the ‘greater good’.
And this gives meaning to the Viktor Frankl quote: “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.”