What I’ve noticed lately in the “top posts” section is that there are a lot of people google-ing the following:
Something’s missing but I don’t know what it is.
I even wrote a post about it not long ago, but at the time I didn’t really have any answers. It dawned on me a few days ago that the feeling creeps into your heart when you’ve abandoned yourself.
How do you abandon yourself? By taking more interest in other people’s lives/opinion/choices than your own. When you are there for everyone else and forget your own needs. When you get busy and run around chasing goals and deadlines that have no real meaning except as a distraction from being present to yourself. When you try to escape yourself by watching hours of TV (other people’s lives again) or over-eat/drink/shop etc.
So, right now, take a breath and ask yourself the question: Where am I? Notice where your focus and thoughts are.
Chances are you’ll be far away.
Come back to yourself.
It’s you, you’re missing.
[How I came to “like” my post – it was an accident really; it was simply a matter of wondering what the “like” button does. So, although I don’t dislike this post, I’m probably not quite as enamoured of it might seem. :-)]