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Why Meaning Is Better Than Happiness

Trees copyIn his heartbreaking but utterly captivating book “Mans Search For Meaning” Viktor Frankl describes his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp and concludes that what motivates and sustains us, in even the most desperate and painful experiences, is our ability to maintain our own “freedom” to choose how we perceive our situation and the way that we choose to behave as a result of or in spite of it, accepting that happiness might not be a realistic option.

Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, wrote of a “dizziness of freedom” holding our endless panoply of choice, and perhaps our desperate search for happiness, responsible as the underlying cause of anxiety, escaped from only through a willingness and ability to take full personal responsibility and stand behind the selections we make, in full awareness that we can have no real idea of how they are to play out in real time, but forging ahead anyway.

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I am finding that I am now doing an increasing amount of work via Skype. Technology offers so much potential for connecting and not every issue that you want to overcome needs face to face contact. With the pressures of time and fitting everything into an already overcrowded agenda it might be that needing to travel for a physical meeting is a bridge too far. Don’t let it get in the way of you finding help. If you have any questions about whether Skype might be a suitable way of working with me just drop me a line and I will do my best to answer any questions you have.

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