The recent ten year Anniversary of 9/11 brought back numerous emotions of that catastrophic event. Among the sharing of many stories from people who experienced that dreadful day, some of the most inspiring for me were from the heroic firemen.
Their stories are linked in the Herald Sun and The Daily Mail, and they got me thinking , with all the destruction and negativity associated with this event, the ONLY way positively forward for the “survivors” is to re-create their future plans and end game, and to re-commit to “believing in others”. It’s times like these that we are reminded of the remarkable spirit of an extraordinary human being who survived such a calamity at another time in history, Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl. After he lost his whole family in Nazi concentration camps and miraculously survived himself, on his release back to freedom he re-created his life and went on to become a renowned psychotherapist teaching the world about his powerful and empowering concept called ‘logotherapy’. The video below is an inspiring demonstration of the positive strength of the human mind and why it’s vital to believe in others and believe in yourself – the secret is to keep your spirit alive, even in the most dire of circumstances – Remember the “universe” does not throw us any challenge we cannot handle, in the final analysis, life is beautiful, it’s all up to us to take control of our destiny, even in the most horrific of situations. I encourage you to persevere.
In this rare clip from 1972, legendary psychiatrist and Holocaust-survivor Viktor Frankl delivers a powerful message about the human search for meaning – and the most important gift we can give others…