Tuesday, March 8, 2011

its your choice

Your state of mind hinges not on what happens to you, but how you respond to a particular event or happening. Some of the happiest people also face some of the biggest problems. If you think and feel happy you'll be able to cope with whatever life throws at you
Viktor E Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who survived the horrific experience of being a prisoner in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. 

Watching his fellow prisoners he came to the conclusion that even in severe suffering each person could choose how to react to their situation – those who held onto a faith in the future could survive – once they lost that faith they were doomed.
Perhaps the next time you are faced with a difficulty it might be easier if you remember that you can choose your reaction to it.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Viktor E. Frankl

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