30 Minute Meditations on Being Human from the Life and Writings of Viktor Frankl, Day 3: The Paradox to Happiness

Dr. Frankl with a Patient

Lesson for the Day: To “find” yourself, your identity, you must “lose” (forget) yourself.

A human being “finds himself only to the extent to which he loses himself in the first place, be it for the sake of something or somebody, for the sake of a cause or a fellowman, or ‘for God’s sake.’”

Source: Viktor E. Frankl, Psychotherapy and Existentialism: Selected Papers on Logotherapy (New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1967), p. 82.

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