Victor Frankl was a holocaust survivor who took didn't allow his outside world dictate his internal world. He endured suffering that is incomprehensible. Yet he allowed his thoughts to rise above his circumstances to see how even suffering is meaningful stating, "What is to give light must endure burning."
It is hard to draw a parallel between the challenges we face in our lives compared to what Frankl experienced. What we can do is learn from his experience to shine a light into our lives.
Are you struggling right now with… who you are? your health? In a relationship? As a parent? In your job? Your finances? Managing your time?
For most of us changing our situation is available and therefore it appears to be an option. What if we looked at our present situation and challenged ourselves to change our perspective rather than our circumstances? (And for those of you who may not be able to change your situation, for example, those with cancer, what if you chose to rise above your circumstances like Frankl?)
How can we change ourselves?
We can take time to be still with God and renew our minds; gaining clarity and perspective.
I can say from my own experience, it isn't easy but it is worth it. From the outside looking in, my life may not seem much different from what it was seven years ago, when my journey to live from the inside out started. But from the inside out, my life has been truly transformed, from my own view of wellness, my marriage, how I parent, how I use my time and money, etc.
My situation didn't change. I chose to take time to change myself.
I offer for you to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
Don't think your situation needs to change for your life to be transformed. Know that you can transform your life by changing your perspective about your situation.
*Please note if your situation is dangerous for yourself or others, changing your situation may be exactly what you need to do.*