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Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl   Leave a comment

Quote from reviews on on the teaching of Frankl:

Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning.
•Frankl saw three possible sources for meaning: in work (doing something significant), in love (caring for another person) and in courage during difficult times. Suffering in and of itself is meaningless; we give our suffering meaning by the way in which we respond to it.
•Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, you freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.
•The truth- that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and believe have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.
•Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance.

Posted August 25, 2018 by ouidaofs in Holocaust, Love, Uncategorized

We Remember Them   Leave a comment

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength,
When we are lost and sick at heart,
When we have joys we yearn to share,
we remember them.
So as long as we live, they too shall live,
For they are now a part of us as we remember them.

(Author Unknown)

Posted February 11, 2018 by ouidaofs in Holocaust, Jewish People, Music

Even When God Is Silent   Leave a comment


I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.
I believe in love even when feeling it not.
I believe in God even when God is silent.

(Holocaust Cantata – Arranged by Donald McCullough)

Posted February 10, 2018 by ouidaofs in God, Holocaust, Jewish People

Verdi Requiem   Leave a comment


Fritz Reiner, Conductor, with Price, Bjoerling, Elias, Tozzi
and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.


Posted February 10, 2018 by ouidaofs in Holocaust, Mass, Music

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