• Michael Dahdal

Filling The Void

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

Why is there always this sense that there’s something missing?

Like life is somehow, for some reason, incomplete.

Like you are somehow, for some reason, incomplete.

It doesn’t seem to matter what you do, or how much you accumulate, it’s never enough – there’s always that sense that there's something missing.

The more you do, the bigger the void.

The more you have, the bigger the void.

You try and fill the void with whatever you can, but your efforts remain futile.

We often try and escape that sense of emptiness, by burying ourselves in our work.

By drinking or partying excessively,

By lashing out at our friends, our family or colleagues.

By staying busy or procrastinating, doing relatively unimportant things, just so we never have to face up to the reality.

The reality that you, just like me, and everyone else for that matter is most likely in some state of denial.

In denial about what life is really and ultimately about.

All the while pretending we are living it, when in actuality we do everything in our power to avoid it.

Avoiding the fact that life calls on us to be fully engaged with it.

Instead we make up all kinds of excuses, just so we never have to face up to it.

To face up to the fact, that this world demands something of you.

That you have God given qualities that are unique to you and by deciding not to embrace them, you are denying the rest of us of something too.

I know it may sound difficult, but who in the world told you it was supposed to be easy?

Maybe the problem is that you're always trying to take the easy way out.

The safe way.

But the truth of the matter is, that void will never go away for as long as you continue to avoid every thing that Life demands of you.

So you either choose life, or just spend the rest of your time here trying to get comfortable tending to the void.

#loneliness #lonely #emptiness

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