“The good of human life . . . “

From THE PARADOX OF INTENTION, by Marvin C. Shaw:

“The good of human life is not achieved by attempting to achieve it . . .
but by not attempting to achieve it for, on this condition, it is discovered
to be already in one’s possession.”

~Marvin C. Shaw

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For A Fulfilled Life, One Needs . . .

“The prerequisites of the fulfilled life are material
comfort, leisure, education, justice and social stability.”
~Aristotle

From the book: THE PARADOX OF INTENTION
By Marvin C. Shaw

Note: When I read this, the importance of compassion and social justice became clearer.
Let us see the picture that is greater than
ourselves and open our hearts and minds to
making a positive difference in the lives of others who are not now living a life of meaning.

On Suffering With Dignity, a Guest Post from Marvin Shaw

Quoted from THE PARADOX OF INTENTION by Marvin C. Shaw, about Victor Frankl and his school of depth psychology called Logotherapy, Shaw writes:

“The simple fact is, in some situations one cannot do one’s
work and enjoy one’s life, but one can still suffer well.”

I find this an especially powerful teaching, regarding my attitude toward my illness and isolation from life. The truth is, I’ve experienced true joy in my life and feel greatly blessed by Love. It is my shadow-self that whines, which shames me in a deep way knowing that Victor Frankl spent three years in Nazi concentation camps. What great teachers these men are!