Man’s Search for Meaning

Dr. Victor Frankl
Dr. Victor E. Frankl

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it. — Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

Paraphrasing Dr. Frankl, we may say: everyone has his or her own specific mazal or destiny in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment…everyone’s mazal is as unique as is the specific opportunity to implement it.

In Kabbalah, we learn that each individual is born according to their specific mazal (destiny or fate) on the day and hour chosen by God to provide the new born the appropriate opportunities to advance its spiritual development and thus, achieve its life’s fulfillment.