Viktor Frankl on Love, Hope and Happiness

Viktor Frankl on Love, Hope  and Happiness

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It’s been a month ago since I’ve finished reading Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl . The time was still vivid to me; it’s when I am struggling to secure my job. It’s when my company threatens to terminate me due to my poor performance.

That is when I thought I am alone, fighting for my job security and I am too afraid knowing that I have children to feed and bills to pay. I can feel the sense of injustice during that time and the extreme unfairness that is so common in call center industries.

I honestly learn a lot from the book most especially on how to deal with suffering (but much had been written about that, right?) It teaches me to be tough, to leave everything in fate, to keep going knowing that even if I got terminated (I know it won’t kill me) I can start all over again. Whoa! I believed in myself even more since I read the book because my suffering cannot be compared to Viktor Frankl’s suffering.

However, in this post, I don’t want to focus on it anymore.

I want to cling on the positive side of the book which will inspire us all.

Let us take Viktor words about love.

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A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers.  The truth —that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved. In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way—an honorable way— in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment. For the first time in my life I was able to understand the meaning of the words, “The angels are lost in perpetual contemplation of an infinite glory.”

We’ve seen it on movies; we experienced it in real life that having someone to love (our deepest human need) can help us survive even the toughest times. We found meaning in our loved ones—family, friends, husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, son, daughter. Without them, life can be futile and it is far easier to give-up hope.

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Nothing Can Separate you from my Love (A Poem)

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 8:38-39

 

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Nothing can separate you from my love

Bear that your mind

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When I remember the gift

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“Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.” – 1 Timothy 4:1

Reality is a staircase leading nowhere.

Until I found myself stuck to where I am

I realized I have other talents to share

So, Lord please come

 Let me not neglect your gift

For my creative being flows out of me

Rescue me from the cliff and be swift

Grab me out of unproductively

Confession: My Words of the Year 2017

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I know most of us doubt the essence of New Year’s Resolution, me too. But today, I would like to share the words I would like to focus on to help improve our lives.  I don’t want to call them my New Year’s Resolution just my goal this year. The goal that I must live by or else there are a lot of things that will going to suffer.

My first word is…

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Creativity Lessons I’ve learned this 2016

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It’s the end of the year, the best time for me to reminisce what have I learned.

I just like to let you know that I have four words to work upon this coming year, these are Frugality, Simplicity, Health and Creativity.

Let me share to you the word “Creativity” in this post.

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