True Spirituality

Bonnie T.  Barry

Sunset, United States

Artist's Description

I have always loved this quote, especially in light of something I learned after I read Viktor E. Frankl’s classic, “Man’s Search for Meaning.” In that book, Frankl, a psychiatrist who was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, found that those who were able to survive mentally were the ones who saw a meaning and a purpose in the experience. Though they did not embrace the evil into which they’d fallen, they believed that good could come from it and accepted it. Those who could not come to acceptance languished and died from despair and bitterness. I believe this is the essence of meaning in De Caussade’s quote, to accept each of life’s experiences, good or bad, as part of the shaping and molding process we go through to become better human beings.

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