“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
– Victor Frankl, in Man’s Search for Meaning
As a Holocaust survivor, Victor Frankl went through some of the most horrific experiences ever known to man. Yet, from within the depths of extreme and severe suffering, he developed insights that helped change the world for the better.
More importantly, I think Frankl’s insight is also the building block of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), developed by Dr. Albert Ellis. REBT is a cornerstone of the ‘change from within’ towards serenity and fulfillment.
Here’s a brief clip of Victor Frankl, on the search for meaning, with students at a conference in Toronto: