Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ideas of the Spiritual Unconscious

I want to make note of a brief thought that would require a treatise or a thesis to write. I have been reading about the influence of various existential philosophers, most notably Max Scheler, on Frankl’s thought from Marshall Lewis’ … Continue reading

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When You’re Busy Making Other Plans

Why is it that just when I decided I was going to be vigilant about sticking to my schedule, I had to delay eating breakfast to go buy milk for my mother-in-law’s breakfast? I had decided to stick to my … Continue reading

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The law of divine providence in human relationships

Viktor Frankl wrote that to be human is to be conscious and to be responsible, and to be conscious that we are responsible. There are things we know without being conscious of this knowledge. For example, we might claim to … Continue reading

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Before It’s Too Late

Yesterday I went to the funeral of my daughter-in-law’s father. I had visited him just a week before. It’s not unusual that people get sick and die. What struck me is that I had put off visiting him for about … Continue reading

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Talking to God

I’ve started a routine of having a heart to heart talk to God every day about everything that’s on my mind. The purpose was to strengthen my connection and sense that I can turn to God for whatever I need. … Continue reading

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Music and the Secret to Freedom through Suffering

In answer to my quest for self-expression through music, my son gave me a music lesson that I am eagerly looking forward to trying. I had always been caught in the catch-22 of wanting to play music expressively yet not … Continue reading

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Healing through Human Becoming

I’ve just been doing the dishes after reading the book Viktor Frankl by Anna Redsand and suddenly it hit me. We’ve been telling people the uniqueness of logotherapy is that it puts meaning squarely in the center of concern. The … Continue reading

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