BY paul brian
When feeling empty inside, one of the first things that happen is that you stop faking it, and you no longer feel the need to please others or live up to their expectations, leading to a spiritual reality and phase.
When feeling empty inside, your desire to talk to others decreases, and everything seems humdrum, leading to a lack of meaning and symptoms of depression, with conversations with others not bringing the desired meaning.
Feeling empty inside can lead to a lack of interest in socializing with friends, which can result in old friends breaking contact and a reduced willingness to initiate or foster new friendships.
When feeling empty inside, the desire for love and romance diminishes, which can lead to avoiding opportunities to meet or date others, and trying to force yourself out of it or faking interest doesn't work.
The feeling of emptiness leads to spending a lot more time alone, where your desire to be around others, even those close to you, seems to fade a lot, and you just crave time to be alone, out in nature, or reading in a quiet nook.
When feeling empty, you reflect on possible reasons for it and may look for a quick fix.
When feeling empty, people may fill the void with external things, which can be destructive and provide temporary relief, and eventually turn to more wholesome habits but they may not be enough to address the underlying issue.
When feeling empty, previously enjoyable activities lose their appeal, and even temporary enjoyment doesn't alleviate the feeling of emptiness, causing detachment and a lack of joy.
Feeling empty can lead to questioning life's meaning, and turning to religion or spirituality for answers, which presents both opportunities and dangers.
Searching for eternal truth stems from feeling empty inside, and finding your own spiritual path requires clarity on your values, which can be achieved through a free exercise developed by life coach Jeanette Brown.