Monday, September 24, 2012

Emptiness Filled

Hello Beautiful

In the past months of reflection I have been considering what it takes to create an incredible life.  I am blessed with so many great ingredients—solid friends, a good job, a loving family, and an incredible church.  I have a roof over my head, I eat as I desire, and there is never a dull moment.  And yet there are days when all of the blessings do not seem to be enough.  There are moments in life when I am left with a longing that I cannot seem to be filled.

We all have those moments when we lose our balance.  Whether it is the surreal notion of your youth passing through your fingers or a flash frame of lives dancing all around as your loneliness consumes you.  Our anxieties, insecurities, and struggles are magnified for a moment as we are lost to the world.  We feel trapped in a snow globe; isolated from all the connections that separate our humanity from the porcelain figurines. 

We even attract those to ourselves with similar hurts we are experiencing.  Our loneliness, brokenness, and struggles of self-worth are empathically amplified by those nearest to us.  Perhaps we are drawn to people with similar struggles because we long to fill the emptiness that is existent in our hearts.  This is the vacuous hole that is meant to be plugged by only one source.  A source greater than corporal means.  A self-existent and all sufficient I AM that meets all of our desires and longings.  An overflowing source of love and healing that spills into the lives of those around us.

As we venture forth in our lives we must remember that no person, no thing, no activity is fully satisfying.  Our satisfaction, self-confidence, and completeness comes from a different source.  A beautiful life is not simply one that has every earthly wish fulfilled.  It is one whose comprehension of the divine love powers its core like a nuclear reactor and radiates out to every aspect of their lives.  A volatile force that consumes everyone around them with wonder and joy.  An incredible, beautiful life.

You are beautiful.

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