Does it ever feel like something is missing inside of you?
Do you feel trapped? (Picture made with Canva Premium Gallery)
Do you ever feel like there’s a hole inside of you that can never be filled? That no matter what you do, how much you try, you just can’t seem to shake the feeling of emptiness? You’re not alone. This is a common experience that many people go through at some point in their lives. In this blog post, we will discuss what the dark night of the soul is, and offer some tips for coping with it..
The dark night of the soul is a time when we feel lost, confused, and uncertain. We may feel like we are going through the motions of life, but we are not really living. We may feel like we are just existing, and that there is no purpose or meaning to our lives.
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This can be a very difficult and painful experience. But it is important to remember that this is not a permanent state. Eckhart Tolle describes this as the ego’s death. And just like with any death, there is a period of grieving that needs to take place.
But the good news is that on the other side of this grieving process is a rebirth.
A new way of being.
A new way of living.
So if you are currently going through the dark night of the soul, know that it is not forever. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Know that there is hope, even if it feels like nobody could understand you. (Picture made with Canva Premium Gallery)
Here are some tips for coping with the dark night of the soul:
-Allow yourself to feel your feelings. It is okay to be sad, angry, scared, and confused. These are all normal reactions to the situation.
-Talk to somebody who understands. This can be a friend, family member, or anybody who will listen and offer support.
-Do things that make you happy. This may seem difficult, but it is important to find things that bring you joy. Even if it is just for a few minutes, do something that makes you feel good.
-Be patient with yourself. This is a process, and it takes time. Allow yourself to go through the motions, and trust that things will eventually get better.
-Have faith. This can be difficult, but it is important to remember that there is a reason for everything. Even though you may not see it now, everything happens for a reason.
Stay Strong, the Universe guides you along the way. (Picture made with Canva Premium Gallery)
If you are going through the dark night of the soul, know that you are not alone. And know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. These tips can help you to cope with the experience, and eventually come out on the other side stronger and wiser. Thank you for reading.
Sincerely, Tobias from KnowledgeCollective
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