Logotherapy – finding meaning – The bigger picture

Bigger picture - Logotherapy - finding meaning

A few weeks ago I started watching Grey’s Anatomy. I know it has been around for years, but it just caught my interest recently.

In one episode there was an amazing scene that was so powerful I decided to share it with you. It was truly a Logotherapy moment.

Logotherapy is a positive healing approach which encourages the understanding that every person’s life has purpose, MEANING and direction.

Dr. Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) author of Man’s Search for Meaning , a psychiatrist and neurologist who lived in Vienna both before and after WWII was the founder of Logotherapy. Frankl’s work before, and then during the Holocaust as an inmate in the concentration camps was to help people find meaning in their lives, despite circumstances. Frankl quotes Nietzsche who said: “He who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any HOW.”

Logotherapy - finding meaningBack to @Grey’s Anatomy, one of the interns (George) found himself a 5 minute break to finally eat something after a 30 something hour shift, is standing outside the hospital peacefully holding his freshly baked bagel and about to take a bite. He looks like he is exhausted and truly grateful for the moment where he will be able to have something to eat. But, before he gets his bite, a bird flies over him and poops onto his bagel. He drops it in disgust on the floor and jumps back annoyed, wondering what else could possibly go wrong in his day! Then, the bird lands on his bagel and starts to eat it! One second later, a man falls 5 floors out of  the building above him and lands on the exact spot where his bagel landed, where just 2 seconds earlier he had been standing. All of a sudden, the bird who pooped on his bagel is not seen as the devil who ruined his lunch break, but the angel who used whatever means it could to get him out of the way of a fatal accident!

Logotherapy – finding meaning

What a profound few moments, where everything we think we know and believe to be true, can actually be the total opposite. Lets set an intention for today to open our hearts up to the people around us, to give the benefit of the doubt for things that are beyond our understanding and to know that miracles happen every moment of the day, but to be able to see them and appreciate them in our lives we have to look at the bigger picture. Logotherapy is counseling to help people find meaning in their lives. Its a powerful tool to help you see the bigger picture. For more information you are welcome to contact me.

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Wishing you a beautiful, inspired day.

Devorah 🙂

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