I’m currently reading Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning. That made me notice an article from Brain Pickings this week that highlighted Frankl’s other work, Yes to Life. In that piece he quoted a verse from Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore:
“I slept and dreamt
that life was joy.
I awoke and saw
that life was duty.
I worked — and behold,
duty was joy.” Continue reading
Psychologist and author Tara Brach mentioned a quote and a poem in a meditation she offered recently that really moved me.
Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist, psychologist and Holocaust survivor said, “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.”
How many times have we reacted and regretted it immediately? We made someone feel bad, we yelled, we pressed send, we wounded with words. Continue reading