This week’s #WednesdayWisdom is about life’s meaning and life’s punctuation:
In his book Yes to life: In Spite of Everything Viktor Frankl says:
“Imagine you are sitting in a concert hall and listening to your favorite symphony, and your favorite bars of the symphony resound in your ears, and you are so moved by the music that it sends shivers down your spine; and now imagine that it would be possible for someone to ask you in this moment whether your life has meaning. I believe you would agree with me if I declared in this case you would only be able to give one answer, and it would go something like: ‘It would have been worth it to have lived for this moment alone!‘”
In The Power of Moments the authors share:
“Every culture has its prescribed set of bib moments: birthdays ad weddings and graduations, of course, but also holiday celebrations and funeral rights. They seem natural to us. But notice that every last one of them was invented, dreamed up by anonymous authors who give shape to time. This is what we mean by thinking in moments: to recognize where the prose of life needs punctuation.
If we can recognize how important natural defining moments are (transitions, milestones, and pits) we can shape them, and make them more memorable and more meaningful.”
My lessons from this:
- Breathe into the moments that give today meaning.
- Recognize and honor defining moments.
What song did you hear in your head when you read Viktor Frankl’s words?