“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.” – Viktor Frankl
I am reflecting on this quote this morning. Our spiritual journey, the path of contemplation, forms, shapes and directs the way we choose our direction. I ask myself what choices do I make because I am meeting the living God in the universe around me?
When we know who we are and who we are meant to be, we realize this know-how is in response to the Universal Christ. Our life is an on-going prayer in union with the Living God.
It’s a humbling experience to meet the living God in and through our universe, in each other. What is shocking for me is the realization of my blindspots to the humbling experience of meeting the living God. Coming to grips with the constraints and roadblocks I create as a human being in my relationship with God and meeting God in my every day life. I need to let go, inorder to grow closer to the Universal Christ. And this gives meaning to the Viktor Frankl quote: “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.”