When you feel the familiar chill of the void opening within you, the deafening vibration of the growing vacuum, the infinite sinkhole of the Big Empty, don’t do what you usually do – run away, fill the emptiness, scratch the itch. Do the opposite. Stop. Turn around, slowly, and face it. Face the emptiness. The terrifying void. Face it calmly, openly, lovingly. Then – miracle. Your soul takes a deep breath. You don’t become empty, you don’t disappear and the billowing clouds of darkness do not consume you. Instead it’s as if you go through, you come out on the other side stronger and full of light. You go through the veil and you see that the terrifying void is again just an illusion. You win this round.
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