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"having that void in your heart can be painful. the one that doesn’t quite feel right- like something is missing, but you just can’t seem to put your finger on what, it is borderline painful. i felt it too. days pass by, you don’t like to see or be around family or friends, you can’t focus at work, you don’t quite feel like eating anything. depression? anxiety? no no, it is a disease and needs to be treated, but not a tangible disease, no, it is a spiritual one. it is worth stating that with any other illness there is never shame in seeking professional help, professionals that are well equipped in understanding spirituality are exactly the same as a physician or doctor they are there to help and remedy the sickness.
f anyone tells you they never had this feeling, i would argue that they are clearly in denial. i say this because i have full confidence that it is completely normal for humans so fragile in our condition, to go through spiritual turmoil. it may even be easy to advise others when they experience is, but when you go through it personally, it feels excruciating and near impossible to follow your own advice. i knew, what i was supposed to do, but somehow wasn’t able to follow it through. being around family members, going out with friends for a cup of coffee, chilling with cousins would make me feel lighter and better- but i chose not to..."
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