The freedom to choose

In the early days, when I chose to be a trapeze artist

Remember choice?


When times are hard, you have the freedom to choose. That’s vitally important to remember. It’s not so easy. More often than not, you’re so deep in circumstances that you naturally forget. In tough times, it’s hard to remember that we do have a choice. Always. 

“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves,” said Viktor Frankl.

Mind the gap


If you ‘mind the gap’ between what happens in life and how you react, there, in that gap, lies your ultimate freedom. 

This is where you choose who you want to become and ultimately who you turn out to be.

In his book Man’s search for meaning, Viktor Frankl wrote: “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.”

Viktor Frankl’s life circumstances strengthen his views and theories. He survived several concentration camps during the holocaust, continued his psychiatric research after the war, and established Logotherapy until he died in 1997. 

In other words, he should know. On the other hand, we should remember to “mind that gap” and exercise our freedom to choose in any circumstances.

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