“Endurance itself is the greatest achievement”

by Viktor Frankl from his companion book to Man’s search for meaning, Yes to Life. A fascinating read for anyone who is contemplating suicide or their purpose in life.

Suffering at any level is painful unless one sees obstacles as opportunities.

I see my life more clearly today. My moods change like the moon but at the same time I am learning and have learned so much it is hard to put into words.

Endurance of the mind, to figure s*() out. I am good at doing this but yet this blog itself is a challenge for me to make accessible to all of you. There are over 500 blog posts, some ramblings, some informative and some deep looking into who I really am, which I am still figuring out.

I have figured out so many challenges with my disorder. I haven’t even shared half my story. But endurance is at the very heart of my existence navigating mad thoughts and ideas to make my life better.

I am proudly not on any social media. The other day at the store a cashier was sharing a bunch of random facts with me about rain water properties and I was enthralled by it all. When I mentioned I prefer to blog and read blogs than watch tv, she was like do people really still do that? She was young but I was in shock because it is much of my world.

I hope that others are intrigued, inspired and challenged as I continue to blog, enduring the pain, which is minimized now. And always looking for more meaning in our existence.

V

3 comments on ““Endurance itself is the greatest achievement”

  1. Pain has always been a point of interest for me. In that I’ve been realising how we all go through the same pain, despite different causes. Life is pain, no matter where you are in the social or physical hierarchy. And sometimes, like Frankl said, the endurance itself is the achievement. Thanks for this post!

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    • I really had to think about your comment; same pain but different causes is certainly possible but don’t you agree that we all deal with it differently? Some people are more sensitive and empathic than others so may feel the pain deeper than others I believe. But yes life is pain with periods of rest always seeking endurance to stand it all. You’re welcome ☺️

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      • Definitely. We all deal with it differently, and it’s up to us to find our own combination.

        Pain is such a weird thing, because it’s like colour. There’s no real way of describing it to another person. For instance, the person who can’t wake up to brush their teeth could be going through way less pain than the person who grits their teeth and puts on a fake smile at work, and there’s no way for the rest of us to objectively know.

        Which is why it’s important to be familiar with our own pain so that we can be more empathetic towards others. Love this chat in the comments!

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