Trying to fill the absent feeling? Most of us go through times in which we feel empty inside; that everything is meaningless. We think about the mistakes we made, we wish somehow to force ourselves into the prime example of what we feel is a pinnacle life. Why do we do this to ourselves? Can we use these feelings to create a catalyst for happier days?
We do this to ourselves because we lack acceptance. It honestly is that simple. If you can accept who you are, your situation, and understand that it is very improbable to instantly become the person in your dreams, you are then on the steps to mental health success. Acceptance does not have to mean settling. In fact acceptance is a starting point for growth. Acceptance allows your mind to grasp what is going on, right now. When we flood our brains with wants and desires before we can figure out ourselves we become depressed. We then become empty.
Acknowledging our positon in life as it currently is. Deciding that, I am ok with who I am today. This can bring about change. A free mind without “wants” is a mind not wanting. When you say you want something or wish you were someone else you then are nothing but wants and wishes and what are wants and wishes? They are always going to be unfulfilled. You have a good chance at achieving your dreams, becoming who you want to be; yet even if you are to make it to the land of milk and honey, without knowing yourself you will still be lost. The ancient sages proclaimed “know thyself.” The first step to knowing yourself is to realize that you know nothing. Admit this and you can receive anything.