Monday, August 17, 2015

Book Report #1

I have finished reading Mans Search For Meaning.  I enjoyed reading it and found that my mind didn't wander as much as I thought it would. My concentration is not like it was years ago.

The gist of it was how the author,  a prisoner of war, survived being in 4 different concentration camps. It's about the mind and how only you can control how you feel and how you react in any given situation.
For instance the author had everything he owned stripped from him, the Nazi's were able to take away everything but his Freedom to choose how he would respond to the situation.  You can't control what happens to you in life , but you can control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.

I agree for the most part, HOWEVER, when one in a state of depression or anxiety one must dig very deep to control the negative thoughts and feelings one is going through.   Of course I would never compare my depression to one who has been held prisoner in a concentration camp, but it is something for me to at least strive for.  To change my way of thinking when having an anxiety episode.  I think just remembering what these prisoners went through will help me get through.

I am glad my psychiatrist recommended it to me, she has another book she will tell me about next visit, I'm looking forward to it.

I have started to read Letters From Motherless Daughters, I am about half way through so I will wait until I have finished the book to make my report on it.

Until then I highly recommend you get yourself a copy of Mans Search For Meaning if you haven't already read it, it is quite riveting.

1 comment:

Diana said...

Sounds interesting. Ill have to read it. Thanks!