I clearly remember the moment, soon after leaving university, when I looked around me. I saw couples with kids, a nice car, a house, a secure job, and thought…

“Really… is this it?”

It all looked nice and well, and seemed to make others happy. But it was immediately apparent that this was not going to be enough for me. Yet in the same breath, I felt guilty – was I just being ungrateful? I was born into fortunate circumstances, have loving parents, a great education etc. And it seems to be enough for almost everyone else. So why not me?

You’re not alone & don’t have to feel bad

If you’ve ever felt like this, you’re not alone and you don’t need to feel guilty. It’s possible to appreciate all you’ve been given in life, and still want something more. The key thing to realise is, unlike everything else in life, that ‘something more’ is probably not going to be found outside yourself.

I started my journey seeking this ‘something else’ when I was not yet 20. But with the pressures of society, family and peers to be happy with the ‘ideal life’ – kids, car, house, career – it can often take a long time to realise you are missing something essential.

So what is this something else? This vague yearning that doesn’t go away?

It’s a pull to connect deeply with yourself, beyond the personality to something more essential. Whether you are religious or not, believe in God or not, this yearning is a spiritual one as it takes place outside the constructs of the ordinary mind.

You can’t explain it right? It’s just a feeling. A longing for a state of deep connection with your essence. A state you were in effortlessly when you were a baby. No matter how hard you try to smother the memory of such a state, you never truly forget it.

Why bury the memory of this spirit-infused state?

Because it hurts! It hurts to feel disconnected from it. It hurts to remember it and feel you can no longer have it. It’s often people who actually let themselves feel this missing or yearning, that start on a spiritual path in the first place. They know there’s something more and they’re prepared to go the distance to re-discover it. They know it’s their birthright. And this yearning is one of the most precious threads they have back there.

There is a saying in many spiritual schools – it often gets worse before it gets better. Revealing and facing this yearning can seem challenging it first. But if you have the tools and support to explore it, you’ll soon find that experiences of extraordinary fullness, unconditional love and exquisite peace await you on the other side.

A window into a deeper experience of You

I’ve seen innumerable ISIS clients go from feeling deeply dissatisfied, disconnected, lost or just skimming the surface of life to reconnecting with and being fed by their deep inner resources, knowing who they really are and what they want, and experiencing real fulfilment and meaning in their lives.

ISIS functions as a window into another experience of yourself, beyond the constructs of society and the ordinary mind. It’s this rich, inner journey towards You that fills the gap that nothing else can.

Have you ever felt like this?

Have you ever had the sense of ‘this is not enough’, or ‘I have everything but I still want more’? Tell us about in the comments below and share what you did in response.

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