Aching Emptiness

The aching emptiness we so often feel is not a threat

it is not an enemy 

it is not a thief 

it is our friend

the companion on our journey that reflects back to us 

we are made for more

our understanding of this transcends beyond our fear of loneliness 

our struggle with true companionship 

and our desperate yearning for intimacy and love 

more is what leads us to never settle 

to never stop asking questions 

to never stop learning

to never stop wondering

therefore let emptiness do its holy work 

do not fight it 

turn away from it

or pretend it's not there 

embrace the ache 

and let the emptiness guide you closer to more