Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy is both a life philosophy and treatment modality. As a philosophy it focuses on the meaning of human existence and on man’s search for such meaning. As a therapy it focuses on finding healing through finding meaning.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances
Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life.
Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Meaning is the essence of existence
Meaning is finding the most correct answer or response to any situation in which we find ourselves
Meaning is a perception of significance
Frankl determined that there are three ways we connect with meaning: through the things we do, through the things we feel, and through the stance we take toward situations. He called these the creative, experiential and attitudinal avenues to meaning-discovery.