Favorite Quote


Viktor Frankl was a Holocaust survivor who penned the book, MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING. The story is a revelation as to the spirit of the individual to examine their life in the face of hardship and to continue to find meaning. “According to Frankl, “the meaning of life is to be discovered in the world rather than within man or his own psyche, as though it were a closed system. … The meaning of life always changes, but it never ceases to be.

Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Sloww Mans Search for Meaning Full Themes

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how,” Nietzsche once said.

As I approach my daily life, I try to keep in mind the idea that I have a choice in every circumstance and in every human interaction. Once you can understand and integrate Number 8 (above) on the list of purposeful themes from Frankl’s book, ” No matter the circumstance, you always have the last of the human freedoms: to choose your attitude, “ into your lives, you never need feel powerless again. The ability to choose my reaction is something that gives me power. As a proponent of Mindfulness in life and as it relates to parenting a child with special needs, this understanding paves the way to both, a healthier you and your child. As we slow down the moment and take in what we are presented, we have the opportunity to choose how we want to represent ourselves in the world; and thusly how we are seen by our children. We have a choice as to how we define ourselves. By not reacting without thought, we join the universe in a thoughtful, purposeful way that we are constantly learning from, adjusting to and growing from.

As parents dealing with the sometimes, overwhelming responsibilities and stresses of raising a child with additional challenges, you can choose how you want your relationship to develop; and that happens within each and every interaction you have with your child. These moments are life. These moments define. In these moments, the lessons and examples you want to create and bestow upon your child, will shape the individual they will become.

The space between stimulus and response is our growth place.

Peace and Keep Rising!

Published by riseup20

I am a retired teacher with a creative bent and I am excited to bring attention and assistance to parents and caregivers of children with special needs. Mark

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