16 quotes from Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work: ‘When we work creatively and productively. To address the Crisis of Meaning in our lives, work, and society, Dr. Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon have written an updated and expanded edition of the. Praise. “In this newly revised edition, Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon not only honor the legacy of Viktor Frankl but further it by bringing his work to a new.

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The solution is not to seek purpose in thojghts day or in our life. Safe Enough to Soar. When we go beyond ourselves-whether in forgiveness, unselfishness, thoughtfulness, generosity and understanding toward others-we enter into the spiritual realm of meaning.

Frankl author of the classic bestseller, Man’s Search for Meaningand provide stories, exercises, questions, oru applications, and affirmations to help readers integrate the core lessons into their personal and work lives. This can feel momentarily satisfying, but ultimately it undermines the integrity of our experience.

What a fantastic idea. And he does it all in an immensely readable style. James Lieberman August 18, The Big Ideas Box.

Prisoners of Our Thoughts, which includes a foreword by Dr. A central message in the work of Viktor Frankl urges the cultivation and use of imagination, as he learned to do in the Nazi concentration camps of World Pahtakos II, where the shadow of death was ever present. When we work directly for the good of others, meaning deepens in ways that reward us beyond measure. It’s a mystery that can only be experienced. We perpetuate an old community of victimization and helplessness.


May 30, Matthew rated it did not like it Shelves: To address the Crisis of Meaning in our lives, work, and society, Dr. It is an iconoclastic book, which is set to become iconic.

Prisoners of Our Thoughts Quotes by Alex Pattakos

Jun 26, Chetan Desai rated it it was amazing. Reading Prisoners of Our Thoughts is an insightful prescription for promoting health and wellness!

To ask other readers questions about Prisoners of Our Thoughtsplease sign up. When we work directly for thughts good of others, meaning deepens in ways that reward us beyond measure. I would’ve given this book a two or three, but the writing is so uneven it’s difficult to gather the good from the bad.

Prisoners of Our Thoughts Quotes

Pattakos made it his life’s work to make Viktor Frankl’s life’s work more accessible to more of us, and that is a wonderful service.

Shop Class as Soulcraft. This prisomers and expanded third edition features new stories, practical exercises, applications, and insights from the authors’ new work in MEANINGology.

I didn’t think it added anything that wasn’t captured in and executed better in Frankl’s book. Dec 19, Holly Harrison rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are ways of rising above the human condition, not escaping it, but transcending it through liberation from poor values, perspectives and attitudes. Still, Pattakos’s is a humane approach that allows for purpose in even the most purposeless-seeming environments, which is surely palliative care—if not a cure—for work ruts.


He shows us that any of us can break out of the prisons of our thoughts by choosing to shift how we experience the most frustrating and disappointing situations at work, The exercises boost the value to the reader if he or she takes the time and energy to authentically address the straightforward, yet thought-provoking questions.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. My copy of this one is stamped “discarded” across the bottom of the pages He goes on and on against complaining before adding the nuance that complaint might be part of the clarification that leads to action. Understanding Government Contract Law. If we are rooted in meaning, we can sway much more flexibly, be it in a breeze or a hurricane.

When we complain, we disconnect. Lists with This Book. He sets his uncle’s imprisonment for his beliefs next to Mandela’s, failing to note the nature of Uncle Stylianos’s “so-called junta”. By giving beyond ourselves, we make our own lives richer.