“Stay in the now, let your eyes gaze softly towards the future, remain unattached to the outcome, and find meaning in the moment. Deal with what comes, as it comes.”
Trevor is a teacher, author and facilitator who uses Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy to help people find meaning and purpose.
Twenty-Two Lessons For Now
Twenty-two Lessons for Now is an intelligent, witty, and easy-to-read guide to crafting a life of meaning and joy.
Trevor’s flagship course that assists individuals and employees to deal with stress and burnout by thinking clearly, cultivating optimism and communicating assertively.
LESSON OF THE MONTH
When you are grateful, you acknowledge deep within your soul that, despite whatever life is presenting you with at the moment, you are able to handle it from a place of trust and faith. Be grateful even when – on the surface – it appears that things are not going your way. How are we to know that these present circumstances will not serve us in some way? When we are grateful, we embrace life as it is, rather than as we think it ‘should’ be. Gratitude is a state of mind. There is a difference between feeling grateful and being grateful. You do not have to deny your feelings, in tough times, but you can still find something to be grateful for. Do your best to incorporate a daily gratitude ritual into your life.
No matter how hard life may be, gratitude shifts your focus and energy from what you don’t have to what you do have, and from what is not working to what is working. From Ancient Rome where the philosopher, Cicero, called gratitude “the ‘mother’ of all human feelings” to 21st century motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who described gratitude as “the healthiest of all human emotions”, an attitude of gratitude pervades people who have an optimistic and hopeful outlook. Even in tough times, you can find something to be grateful for, albeit momentarily: happy memories, supportive people and acts of kindness. Gratitude for the human experience you are having will carry you in ways you cannot even begin to imagine. What are you grateful for, today?
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“A powerful, beautifully written and heartfelt manual for life! So much wisdom packed tightly into succinct and valuable life lessons. Read it, re-read it, share it and live it!”
CARIN MARCUS, Clinical Social Work / Logotherapist