I have finally gotten a copy of ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, as an ‘audio book’, and finished reading it today. I will be reading it again and again, as it’s so good.
“If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.”
― Viktor Frankl
“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”
― Viktor E. Frankl
He says: Instead of constantly trying to avoid suffering, one is to embrace it. This takes away it’s power over us.
He says this about all our neurotic behaviour. Go towards it, and it will dissipate.
This make a lot of sense. I need to be brave, to do this.
His story and his book, are a huge inspiration for me.
Anger begets more anger,
and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Mr. Bergstrom: “That’s the problem with being middle-class.
Anybody who really cares will abandon you for those who need it more”.
– the Simpsons
(This quote resonates with me deeply).
‘Be pleased then, you the living, in your delightfully warmed bed. Before Lethe’s ice-cold wave will lick your escaping foot’.
– J W Goethe.
“My aim is to bring about a psychic state in which my patient begins to experiment with his own nature, a state of fluidity, change, and growth where nothing is eternally fixed and hopelessly petrified.”
– C.G. Jung
Water, what is that ?
This is what a fish would say if it had a human mind.
– Eckhart Tolle.
This is my ‘all time’ favorite Eckhart quote. It’s used to describe ‘being-ness’. If you don’t ‘get it’… sorry…even trying to explain it, I’ve found some people still don’t understand it.
The thing I like so much about quotes, is, they cut through the mind’s noise, and get us to the truth.
Eckhart Tolle is one of three, of my ‘spiritual’ teachers.
the other two are: ACIM & David Hawkins.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life,
and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity,
since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
– Ayn Rand
In the beginning, lies are sweet.
In the end, lies are bitter.
In the beginning, truth is bitter.
In the end, truth is sweet.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”
this is one of my faves…and is so true for me.