You probably know the feeling when you do some activity, but it feels empty. You go out with friends on a Saturday night to have fun, but the party feels empty. You go on a trip, see beautiful places, but you fell empty during it, the whole thing feels empty.
Have you ever wondered why that is? The answer is simple. It feels empty, because you put no soul in it. You have no dedication towards the thing you do, so it has no significance, no importance. It becomes empty.
This is a very dangerous thing, because what really happens is that you are becoming empty. Your soul starts to drain out, you start to become a piece of rock. This can have a lot of reasons, but sadly, it is a very common thing to witness.
Usually something becomes empty if you do it too many times. You get annoyed by it, you do not want to do it anymore. Work is such a thing, because you HAVE to do it. There are very few people who actually enjoy their work, who love what they do. They will never get bored, the things they do do not become empty.
So what cane one do to prevent emptiness? First of all, you need to realize what is happening. You have to make clear inside of you, what causes the emptiness you feel and why it causes it. After you know the answer, you have more options:
- you accept the situation and try to enjoy it, as much as possible (this means you trick your mind to act like it is the first time you meet a situation)
- you change yourself, or you change the circumstances that caused the emptiness inside you
One thing is sure: never let emptiness take over, because it leads to depression. Be brave, take steps and look for new ways to fill everything you do with soul.