A friend really liked this quote and shared it with me (and I really liked it too):
“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.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl Man’s Search for Meaning
It really made me think and reflect further. It may have touched on some thoughts I have been sorting out lately. I have been taking some time and space to reflect about what I pay attention to… what I respond to…. how I choose to respond, and for what purpose.
The pace of our lives can seem to make that “space” seem smaller… or maybe even a hindrance. Information is so easily available and accessible. We can now be aware of so many “trends”, ideas and issues. Technology and social media have provided us with new and efficient ways to communicate, respond, react, to be impacted… but how well do we use and take that space in between stimulus and response? Has that space changed? How does it affect our choice of response.. if we do choose to respond? How do we ensure our response leads to growth… to freedom… our own and others? Should it? Are there other purposes?
A jumble of thoughts, if not an overthinking of a quote, but I thought I would process and share to my blog… which I have taken some space from lately…
I welcome any thoughts about how this quote resonates with you.