I read this quote today and it really resonated with me. “People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.” – Ramona L. Anderson Most of us have heard the phrase at least once: "Fill the void"... It kind of seems like a progressive order of life to hit the ground running, chasing after something to either ease the pain or fill the void or go after that temporary feeling of pleasure, be it a new outfit or haircut or job or drug or person or Netflix series, and so on. Chasing after "outer things"... And it all gets so heavy. And then the irony as this quote says. What we're really seeking cannot be found out there. "Out there" can pacify, but not satisfy long-term. I've been addicted to being busy before and have to watch it... Having to do something or read something or watch something constantly. Sitting with silence, being fully present, or not having my life controlled to the T.....is my aim. Going Within. Being okay with the silence. Feeling okay no matter what's going on. Trusting. Not reaching out for another hit of something. Doing the "inner work".... Just a few sort of random thoughts from me this morning. Hope everyone has an amazing day!