“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl
Viktor Frankl understood life deeply. Chronicling his experiences as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during World War II, he describes his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. According to Frankl, the way a prisoner imagined the future affected his longevity.
To create a different reality in my life, opposite to the one I find myself in, I have learned to take three steps. 1. Identify a purpose/goal to feel positive about. 2. Feel this positive energy within me and visualise it everyday. 3. Take the right action towards my goal and commit to this action regularly.
What actions I take, reflect my priority. What are my priorities? What is my purpose?
“It does not really matter what we expect from life, but rather what life expects from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life—daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.” Viktor E. Frankl – Man’s search for meaning (original 1946)