Yes, you’re not alone…all of us at some time or another will experience this feeling. The big question is what YOU going to do about it?
A feeling of emptiness is something many people experience at some time in our lives. This includes feeling a lack of meaning or purpose, a lack of sense of self, emotional numbness or despair, and similar experiences.
This can be a sign of profound emotional pain and challenges. Since every emotional challenge is also an opportunity for growth and transformation, a persistent feeling of emptiness is a good indication that something needs your attention.
Emptiness can be a very disturbing experience. It can also be an indication that we are ready to look past more superficial matters and begin to investigate our experiences, thoughts, and needs in a deeper way.
It should be noted that emptiness is often cited as a part of spiritual or mystical experiences and paths. In Buddhism, the true nature of the self and of the universe is sometimes identified as “emptiness” or “nothingness.” The German existential philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche wrote that if we “stare into the abyss long enough, it stares back.”
Native Americans would turn to their own hero’s journey, the hanblecheyapi (crying for a vision) to help solve this emptiness problem.
Joseph Campbell said “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned as to the have the life that is waiting for us.” This is the essence of the Hero’s Journey.
The Hero’s Journey is mythological adventure of transformation… Read more…