The Hole.

There is a hole inside me.
It wanted to be filled, and I have tried to fill it.
I’ve tried filling it with other people’s words, other people’s actions.
I’ve tried filling it with my own affirmations, my own actions.
Nothing worked.
It’s still there.


Day 98: The hole. #selflove365

I always thought the hole needed filling.

It doesn’t.

Excerpt from “The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo, April 8, p. 116, Red Wheel/Weiser, 2000.
“In keeping the center of the I empty,
the miracle of life can enter and heal.

It’s not by chance that the dark center of the human eye, the pupil, is actually an empty hole through which the world becomes known to us. Likewise, in a spiritual sense, the I is the empty center through which we see everything. It’s revealing that such a threshold is called a pupil, for it is only when we are emptied of all noise and dreams of ego that we become truly teachable.”

Even with the hole, I am whole.


5 thoughts on “The Hole.

  1. Angela

    Maybe its about opposites…must have emptiness to know what fullness is. Hhmmm, hole and whole. Yes i like. And i like you! πŸ™‚

  2. anja kieboom

    my husband has got a hole in his brain….a hole because of he suffered a stroke. he is desperately trying to fill it with words, words from memory and the words his speech therapeut gives him….but examinations show that the hole is still there…..nevertheless he feels whole! and it is amazing how the world enters his being because of his hole….it makes him more whole in a way……when i read “likewise it is the center through which we see everything” this applies to his hole too…..


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