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There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?


You feel the void don’t you?  This ache of pain deep inside of you that knows something is missing.  This ache that knows time keeps ticking and one day your life will be over in this body.  This ache that constantly asks the question that there must be something more to your existence.

We try to fill this void with stuff and busyness….material things and activities…with drinking and drugs.  We cannot escape this void though.  It still aches, and we try to quench it with something new, more filler, more icing on a mud pie.  We ache…we suffer.

This ache is the voice inside of you calling out for more.  This voice is calling for your true leadership to come out.  It is calling for the real you to come out from the material mask and attachments that your life has become.  Remove the mask fill the void.

Buddha tells us the root of suffering is our attachment to the permanence of this life, to our things.  We cannot remove the mask until we let go.  Letting go and putting ourselves into the service of others fills our soul with love and compassion.  It fills our void, it lights our candle, it removes our mask.  The light is then lit and brings light to our shadows.  We bring love and compassion to this world and our purpose in this life.  We find what we are willing to stand for, to die for.

This is filling the void.  Finding our true purpose in life.  Finding who and what we are willing to stand for in this life.

Call to Action:

      • Write your eulogy.  Picture your service.  What will people say about you?  What do you want to be remembered for in this life?
      • Find your purpose.  Find a cause in life you are willing to die for, that you want to transform on this planet.  Create an action plan to make this purpose a reality.

Thomas D. Craig

Author A Cup of Buddha

Writer. Seeker. Adventurer. Warrior