They spoke for three hours. Something was weighing on his mind. He was devastated by the number of suicides which he had experienced within his community over the last couple of years. As they shared their experiences, they both realized that between the two of them, they knew of almost twenty people who had committed suicide.
“What makes them do it?” he asked her.
“I don’t know.” she replied.
“Sometimes I think that we have not learnt how to experience emptiness within us. There are two types of emptiness – one which last for a short period and one which last for a long period which leaves a feeling of hopelessness within. Both are normal and both should be seen as healthy but sometimes people can’t cope with that feeling of emptiness.” He answered quietly.
They explored the topic from all angles – from people who have everything and seem to have no clear reason…
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