When seeking is not conscious it can lead to repeating unhealthy patterns, to depression, to feelings of being lost, and to selfishness. We can become trapped by our desire for relief and fill ourselves up with surface level distractions. There is a time and place for enjoying the pleasures of life, such as watching tv, our favorite sport, reading fiction novels, gossiping with friends, sex, and mind-altering substances. It becomes a problem when we use these actions as a way to not sense into our unhappiness, stress, or longing for connection. By doing this, the energy of seeking is being channeled into a process of fulfillment that is only momentary and in the end leaves a sense of incompleteness or lack.