One’s Own Way
“Everything can be taken from a man or 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.” – Victor E. Frankl
Two and a half years and 353 posts later, this quote remains the foundation of Cast Light. And when you consider Victor Frankl wrote this about surviving three years in the horror of a Nazi concentration camp in his book Man’s Search for Meaning, it puts our days into proper perspective and offers deep hope.
As our thoughts scatter chaotically from the past to the future, from what if to why me, we are missing the beauty and gift of the present moment. Moments that won’t return.
We can’t remain the same and expect things to change. We have the power and responsibility to set the tone for our day, our own life. And when we surrender that power to others or our circumstances, we lose our way.
Life is awesome and we must actively search, find and foster that awe in each day. The more beauty and light we see, the more will come because we recognize it. And when we take in light over shadow, we can cast it back out to light our own path and those that choose to join us on the journey.