Excerpt from Day 19 of the online program Calming the Storm
a program to help you discover your unique purpose and meaning that no one else can fulfill, even in difficult times.
“I was struggling to find the reason for my sufferings, my slow dying.” Viktor Frankl was emaciated and covered in nothing but rags, he knew he was dying, he was grey like the sky, flat and thin like paper. “In a last violent protest against the hopelessness of imminent death, I sensed my spirit piercing through the enveloping gloom. I felt it transcend that hopeless, meaningless world, and from somewhere I heard a victorious ‘Yes’ in answer to my question of the existence of an ultimate purpose. At that moment a light was lit in a distant farmhouse, which stood on the horizon as if painted there…”
The world and our lives are not purposeless. No matter what our circumstances, no matter how awful or difficult, there is always light to be found somewhere in the darkness.
From Frankl, V. Man’s Search for Meaning