“Sometimes we feel empty; we feel a vacuum, a great lack of something. We want to feel less alone, less empty. It is a deep thirst.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
Addictions are a bitch, aren’t they? They are hard to admit to, hard to navigate, hard to come out the other side. Hard to even know where to begin.
How do we use intellectual tools for what is really an issue buried deep inside our very being? With well-established roots, its seeds from old situations and relationships, now affecting every relationship we have.
Let a little extra stress tip the scale and we reach for whatever we reach for: food, drink, drugs, careless sex…almost anything can be used in an effort to fill that tremendous lack, that unrest, that aloneness deep within.
What do we yearn for, really? Consider this: We all want to love and be loved. To know we are lovable, despite everything. We may not always know how to handle this maddening search, but we all need love.