posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 05:39 AM
The strange feeling you get when you hear about other people's lives and experiences who you have not thought about for a long time. What kind of
places they have visited, people they have met, significant others they have formed relationships with, jobs they are working, events they have
attended and so on. The sensation is best experienced when browsing social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram, where the life experiences
of others is catalogued. (I know some will say I should cut ties with these things, but they are not the only things that bring forth the unnamed
feeling, and I suppose they are a form of socialising anyway.)
Maybe it's because I live a rather boring, uneventful life, the experiences of others seem to fascinate me? Perhaps I have attachment issues to the
past that I cannot let go of and when I see others moving forward with their lives, this fills me with a sense of envy? I cannot quite put my finger
on the meaning behind the strangeness of the feeling. To complicate things further, I can remember having similar feelings years back — even at a
time when I wasn't old enough to be nostalgic or bitter about the past.
While I'm not fully sold on the existence of the soul, I can't disregard that a part of my "higher self" has some unresolved issues in the
non-physical plane that could be responsible for this potent feeling. I am also aware that the emptiness/sadness that is (strangely) usually linked to
this feeling could be due to depression/anhedonia. However, those latter feelings were not always a part of the "unnamed feeling" and seem to
amplify the effects of that sensation, not spring them into existence.