We can all agree – 2020 sucked. Our lives slowed down to a halt, locking us within four walls, without the usual ways to escape (travel, socialising, office). Overnight we have converted to monk life. We had to face ourselves, the lives we live, our relationships, values, priorities, how we spend time, what we spend money on. Many felt and continue to feel isolated, lonely, depressed, lost, empty, lonely, stuck, many lost jobs, faced loss or lost their lives.
The Big Empty, existential emptiness, the void, darkness, nothingness, uncertainty, abyss, existential dread, death, feeling like “something is missing”, like “not living” are all symptoms of what I call the emptiness practice*. We all face emptiness at least once in our lives. But 2020 with its uncertainty and loss amplified the scale, and the feelings of helplessness and grief made the void seem so much bigger and darker for so many more of us.
Emptiness is a tough practice. I created the Emptiness Survival Kit to help you get through it. This is the culmination of everything I’ve learned in the last couple of years, summed in 42 essential quotes, tips and practices that helped me and hopefully will help you get through the emptiness practice (not that it’s ever complete). The idea is to change perspective on emptiness, face and navigate through it, while learning how to rediscover joy and emerge stronger and lighter.
Starting from the 2nd of January, I will be posting one or two quotes, tips or practices a day with an idea that by January 31st a complete kit will be online here. To not miss a single post, make sure you subscribe via email (imho it is also easier to follow it this way). Happy positive disintegration. Light and Love.
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* Make sure you rule out mental illness, e.g. if you have symptoms of depression, please check with the doctor. This kit is in no way designed to help with any mental health conditions. This is not a medically approved aid in any shape or form.