“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
That, my friends, is a quote to live by: for me, it was a true life changer.
Reading Frankl’s harrowing, beautifully written, ridiculously moving account of survival in a concentration camp, Man’s Search for Meaning, is something I think every human being should have to do at least once in their life.
It’s incredibly freeing: that we have the gift of choice, the power of autonomy – if not over what happens to us, then to our reactions and our choices.
Nobody can take that away from you.