In “Man’s Search for Meaning,” the holocaust survivor and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl noted that contrary to the idea that one must meet the needs of food and shelter before dealing with the intangibles of love and meaning, he believed that having meaning and purpose in one’s life made it possible to survive. According to Frankl, it’s not about having what you need but rather asking yourself “What am I living for?”
During his life, Frankl noted that everyone has their personal Auschwitz, which may sound extreme, but for many with serious illness or injury, they can easily identify with the fear and despair. If you find yourself in this situation, check out the following video, Finding Meaning in Difficult Times.
If you are interested in learning more about Frankly, watch the film his grandson made about him. Viktor & I