Monday, May 12, 2014

When Adversity Threatens to Paralyze Us

“When adversity threatens to paralyze us, we need to reassert control by finding a new direction in which to invest psychic energy, a direction that lies outside the reach of external forces. When every aspiration is frustrated, a person still must seek a meaningful goal around which to organize the self. Then, even though that person is objectively a slave, subjectively he is free.”
-Mihaly Csikszentmihaly, Flow