Trials, hardships and tribulations are but life’s spices. It etches mixed feelings of grief, melancholy, agony couple with tears and some with smiles. More often than not we perceive them as beast that gradually eats our soul.
It is like a harsh wave that squeez out the best of a person. The more you make yourself being exposed the higher the probability of becoming glorious in the end.
Like Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, who was one of the few Holocaust survivor. He is the think-tank and founder of logotherapy – a form of Existential Analysis.
In his best-selling book, Man’s Search for Meaning, Dr. Frankl chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate and describes his psychotherapeutic method of finding meaning in all forms of existence, event he most unbearable and hair-raising ones, and thus finding a reason to keep on fighting.
Tears fall from my eyes as I read his book. His writing prowess depicts a very real picture of his sufferings, torments inside the concentration camp. He exudes too much positive attitudes even in a very unhealthy conditions and least fathomable ones. That same attitude made him survived the battle of oppression and aggression.
Dr. Frankl narrated his daily struggles despite of the seemingly unfriendly camp. He drew his strength from the inhumane practices all over the concentration camp. He even shared his secrets to his fellow inmates. He got different kinds of responses. Only those who heed to his words survived.
I am so lucky that I was able to read Man’s search for meaning way back in college. This book is a rare one and more often than not it’s out of the shelves of major bookstores. This book has become a major inspiration to me. Everytime I face unlikely things I suddenly think of how Dr.Frankl look at things in a light perspective. This would help me paddle through my adversities with ease.