Do you have more things to be grateful for than to complain about? If your life is not as you would like it to be, know this – we create our lives and we can change them at any time by changing how we think, speak, and act.
Some may now be saying – “I didn’t create the Coronavirus, or I didn’t create my unemployment or cause my investments to shrink”. That is true, but we do have power over how we react to external circumstances we cannot change. Much of the rest is within our power to change.
During World war II. Victor Frankl, a Jewish neurologist, and psychiatrist was interned in some of the worst concentration camps. Not only did he survive but he was able to emotionally and spiritually maintain good health because he understood the power our minds possess that can overcome any external difficulties.
It is not an easy thing to do, it requires willingness, discipline, concentration, and a commitment to desiring the freedom that comes from living life from the inside out instead of the outside in. Is it worth the trouble? Only you can answer that question. To get the answer we have to go within and ask ourselves the question – are we going to be a victim in this world or a victor?
Quote of the Week
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”