“It’s the emptiness inside that we fill and find useful.”~Lau Zhu
The physical universe is pattern, frequency, vibration and process. It is rightly stated that the mind is not independent of the rest of creation, but merely exists as a reflection of it from the perspective of a body pinched off from it.
As one matures from birth, experiences accumulate and the mind forms based on repetition and exposure to everything around it, including social systems and mechanisms of inoctrination.
What we voluntarily recognize, value, discredit and ignore-this all influences the pattern that results in personality.
Often we learn the wrong things, but these are just patterns of thought that can be corrected, but often this almost never happens within the social context.
The mind cannot be totally separate from the environment, and this is why the context and subtext of the surrounding culture is critical in developing the lifetime cycle of attitudes about yourself and the world around you that are and aren’t factually based.
The conclusion to the process of human growth as a species will depend, in the end, on everyone agreeing voluntarily and freely, to being and all singing the same tune in harmony.
What your void has been filled with is who you have become, for better or worst. Choose wisely when you can distinguish the choice. Thought is just the repetition of a pattern, just like everything else.