QOTD: March 1, 2018
"The salvation of man is through love and in love." - Viktor Frankl
As I laid in a hammock relaxing on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica listening to Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, I couldn't help but focus on this quote. There are so many aspects in my life where I can see the truth in Dr. Frankl's message.
Love, for him, was what gave him the strength to continue bearing the trials of the Holocaust. In a much less extreme fashion, love has served as the catalyst for me to push through the bullshit thinking and actions of my early to mid twenties, and begin the path to being a virtuous man. Love I've received from those who matter, love I feel for them right back, and something new, love for myself...all this will be my salvation.
My birthday is just another day in 2018, but because of those whom I love and love me back, it is my special day. If any of you read this, know that I love you very much.
Readers, sound off on how love is/has been your salvation.