Humbling words from a great teacher…
Before you to read the words below I invite you to ask yourself: when was the last time you felt you were forced to do something? That you had no choice?
“We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.
They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
And there were always choices to make. Every day, every hour, offered the opportunity to make a decision, a decision which determined whether you would or would not submit to those powers which threatened to rob you of your very self, your inner freedom; which determined whether or not you would become the plaything of circumstance, renouncing freedom and dignity to become molded in to the form of the typical inmate.” (from ”Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl).