My Own Worst Enemy …
My worst enemy is me. Yes, and true, there are things in this life that will attack me with the full force of an army dedicated to my destruction, but I live moment by moment, from one to the next, me in each one where I can choose my own thoughts, desires, and attitude.
Doctor Viktor Frankl wrote Man’s Search for Meaning where he elaborates on the enlightening he gained during his time of suffering in the concentration camps of the second world war. Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Our primary drive in life is not pleasure, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.
Meaning. My enemy will try to take that away from me. I’m my own worst enemy. I’m in control of me. I can defeat that enemy with God, faith and determination.