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Train For Life Empowerment Campaign Tip 12

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

Train For Life Empowerment Campaign Post 12: Search For Meaning - Purpose, Love and Courage. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life. Victor E. Frankl, holistic survivor, psychiatrist and author of Man's Search for Meaning saw three possible sources for meaning: in work (doing something significant), in love (caring for another person), and in courage during difficult times. Suffering in and of itself is meaningless; we give our suffering meaning by the way in which we respond to it. . .

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.[1]

[1] Harold S. Kushner in his foreword, Victor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (Beacon Press: 2006), x.

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