I was introduced to the work of Viktor Frankl as an undergraduate student studying psychology. His book, Man’s Search for Meaning, is divided into two parts; the first is a memoir of his experiences living in a concentration camp during World War II and the second details his theory of Logotherapy, which involves identifying a purpose in life to feel positive about and then immersively imagining that outcome.
He’s also adamant that, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must find meaning in three areas: work, love, and in finding courage in the face of danger.
In this episode, I uncork stories from three people who have done just that.
- Fr. Dave Dwyer left a promising career in the entertainment industry behind to become a priest.
- Author, psychologist, and speaker Gay Hendricks reflects on how he met the love of his life.
- Emmy award winning filmmaker Jess Stainbrook recounts the time when he exhibited courage in the face of danger after being detained by the KGB.
Throughout the episode, I recount my own struggles in these areas and challenge you to reflect on how you might be able to find meaning in work, love, and courage.
Busted Halo https://bustedhalo.com/
Gay Hendricks https://hendricks.com/
The Invisible Disabilities Association https://invisibledisabilities.org/
Thanks for listening.