From Love is the Link
On reflection on the meaning of what the young man on drugs called a "Void"
in his NDE, it becomes clear that we experience something that is appropriate
to call a Void in many settings, long before we encounter it in an NDE. One
of the opportunities of the dying process is to become aware of this Void and
to move away from it. There are several ways that we create such a Void in our
lives. One way to do that is, of course, by the use of drugs. But there are
many other ways to create that Void, including living a life filled with only
the superficial, living a life as a workaholic, and keeping people away with
anger or fear, to mention just a few examples. The process of dying sometimes
gives people the opportunity to re-evaluate such attitudes and to change them.
Of course, people also have the option of remaining exactly as they have been.
Understanding the Void has profound implications as to how we live our lives.
If we are unaware of the Void and the deep sense of separation and isolation
that it brings, it is very possible to live a life that brings us closer to
it without even realizing what we are doing. Much of our modern world is geared
toward doing, not toward being. When we fill our lives with activities and with
work, we often don't have time for being with ourselves or with other people
in any deep and meaningful way. We fill our days with meaningless activities
that keep us from thinking and feeling at a deeper level.
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