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Thomas Miller

I've been reading everything I can by Frankl. I know what he says is true but am unsure how to manifest it in my life. I am 54 years old, single, no children. I ponder that I will be around about another twenty years or so.

What will I know that I have done in this world? I can understand the hunger for people to believe that their lives mattered. I am more aware of the miracle of consciousness, the ability to behold it all. I remember walking by a lake, looking across it and thinking, "I was here. I saw this."

I wonder who, if anyone, would create us to even want to know the purpose of our lives. Why does it matter that we want something beyond ourselves? If we were just beings that live until they die and that's it, it would be easier to believe in the Clockmaker God. What is it in people that they need to be spiritual, to accomplish something. Why would people want to believe in a greater power? Frankl quotes one who said, "Thirst is the proof for the existence of water." Perhaps, it is something just to ponder these questions.

Another great thinker, philosopher and spiritualist of the 20th Century was Abraham Heschel. I am starting to dovetail the two. Heschel alludes to the spiritual, even calling for the sense of awe. Can we create a "spiritual machine"? Why would we want to. A woman who wrote about writing encouraged people to answer the questions they pose.

Thank you for the opportunity to put this online. Will anyone read it? I can't know. I can know that I wrote it and I read it. That is a beginning.

Alex Pattakos, Ph. D.

Dear Thomas,
Thank you so much for your "meaning-full" message. Because you raised some questions many of us struggle to answer, I wanted to share your post with others. Consequently, I have incorporated your message into my latest post with my full response back to you.

You can access it at this url:

I look forward to seeing what you think and welcome hearing any thoughts you have after reading my message.

All the best,
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komakech richard

thank for the wonder you brought to my life.


Dear Richard,

Thank you SO much for your VERY kind comment. Indeed, it is feedback like yours that inspires (and fuels) me to continue my meaning-centered mission with even more passion! Since I come from Greek family roots, this can be dangerous! :)

Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings.

All the best,


thank you for this message and i will always remember it, i will change my lifestyle and transcend , thank you

Dr. Alex Pattakos

Thank you, David! I greatly appreciate your comment. Alex

jude dike

true freedom consist of being one with the Eternal Spirit of the Living God.It implies the ability to manifest the presence of God and his godliness. Whoever does is ever truely free fore ever.Thanks.

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