By Jonathan Decker, Clinical director, LMFT
When it comes to our suffering, our experiences, and our lives, we often get hung up on the question: “What does this mean? Why is this happening to me? What am I supposed to learn from this?”
Cosmic purposes and divine designs are issues for theology and philosophy, and interpretations and beliefs are so varied that I won't impose my own upon you. That said, regardless of the plans God, the universe, or fate have for you (or perhaps in conjunction with them), the fact remains that we are individuals with free will. We make choices every day, and that includes choosing what our experiences mean.
You Decide The Meaning of Your Life
Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor and renowned therapist, said that “man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is being asked.” While we may not fully choose our circumstances or experiences, we do decide how we see them and what they mean to us.
THE SECRET WAY TO A MEANINGFUL LIFE. Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker explores proven keys to a fulfilling life and high self-esteem. READ MORE AT: https://yourfamilyexpert.com/what-is-the-meaning-of-your-life/
Posted by Your Family Expert on Tuesday, June 21, 2016