Happiness is Created from an Empty Space of Nothingness
by Desiree Leigh, Wake Up to Live
Imagine a huge space inside of you. A place that you can begin anew. A blank slate where you can create something spectacular. Whether it be a bright and colorful rainbow, a warm sunshine, the mysterious moon, or a cool stream, it's your crayon to color your canvas as you choose. How ever that may look, it's really up to you. What's unique about this space is that it's yours to create as you choose.
This space is naturally within each and everyone of us. However, over a course of a lifetime of experiences, we start to collect things. We start to hold onto things that fill up this space of creation. As time passes, we get heavier and darker until the canvas is coated with an indescribable mish-mash of the past. In essence, our happiness goes dark. This baggage of past can be referred to as a huge array of hurts and fears: pain, resentment, neglect, illness, anger, annoyance, embarrassment, abuse, and ridicule. The list is endless and so are the words describing the hurt and fear.
You can put another coat of color on the canvas to hide the darkness. Positive thinking, religion, obsessive habits, avoidance, and denial, are all good for a while. They are great distractions! I call this sort of a healing process superficial. It appears that you're healed, but you're really not. On the surface, it looks good. However, underneath you still feel that heaviness and that ache.
Holistic healing is not about masking the symptoms. To heal yourself wholly and to have lasting change, you need to resolve the underlying issues. It is important to treat the cause, rather than just the symptoms. Clearing up your messes not only dissipates the ache, it opens up an empty space for you to create what your heart truly longs for. This is where pure happiness lives. Happiness that lasts is created from an empty space of nothingness; it is also where you uncover your true heart's desire.