Thursday, November 28, 2013
Read: Alex Pattakos' Prisoners of Our Thoughts
Title: Prisoners of Our Thoughts
Author: Alex Pattakos
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. (2010)
Recently, I re-read Victor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning. Subsequently, during one of my visits to the library, I came across Alex Pattako's book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts. This is a book that elaborates on the seven "core principles' based on Frankl's philosophy. The book discusses and demonstrates how the principles could be used to help us find meaning in our everyday lives and work.
The seven principles are:
1. Exercise the Freedom to Choose Your Attitude
2. Realize Your Will to Meaning
3. Detect the Meaning of Life's Moments
4. Don't Work Against Yourself
5. Look at Yourself From a Distance
6. Shift Your Focus of Attention
7. Extend Beyond Yourself
I would say that Victor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning is inspiration. This book by Alex Pattako will make an apt follow-up after reading Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning. Pattako's Prisoners of Our Thoughts further elaborates on Frankl's philosophy and serves as a kind of workbook to guide readers to apply the principles.
More information on the book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts, can be found here: http://www.prisonersofourthoughts.com/