[…] Centering around the existential, personal, spiritual nucleus, the human being not only becomes an individual, he integrates himself.
Because it is the spiritual nucleus and only that, which guarantees and constitutes the uniqueness and the fulfillment of man.
In this context, fulfillment signifies the somatic, [body], the psychic [emotions and mind] and the spiritual.
It is not an exaggeration to affirm that this tripartite fulfillment makes man a complete being.
There is no way to justify the vision of man that only contemplates the psycho-somatic as its totality.
Body and mind can form a unity, the psycho-physical unity, but this unity still doesn’t represent the entire fulfillment for man.
Without the spiritual and its basic extension, fulfillment cannot exist.
While we continue to talk only about the body and the mind, fulfillment will continue to turn its back on us.
Viktor Frankl 1905-1997 Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist. He was a holocaust survivor. He used his experiences and observations as a basis for his contribution in the field of Psychology. He proposed the search for meaning as one of the fundamental motors of human existence. He was the founder of Logotherapy, a form of existential analysis. Frankl is a prominent source of inspiration for humanistic psychologists. Fragment taken from the book Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning, 1997.