As humans, we are body, mind and spirit (or soul). We need all three of these things operating in conjunction with one another, in a healthy way, to find freedom and purpose. For me personally, I believe in God. I respect whatever view you may have, be it The Universe, Allah, Buddah, etc, so please respect my personal belief as well.
As humans, I believe that we were created in the image of God and that He breathed life and His spirit into us. There is a longing that takes place in our spirits that can only be satisfied by a relationship with God. This isn't about religious duties or earning your way to heaven. This is about a relationship. A friendship. A loving Father that loves you more than you will ever know. There is nothing that you could do to ever make God love you any more and there is nothing you could do to ever make God love you any less.
For me personally, I searched for things, people and substances that would fill that "gap" that only God can fill. It didn't work. That space in my soul was filled and I came alive when I committed my life to Jesus and when I began to believe, regardless of what anyone else told or what I told myself, what He says about me, how He thinks about me, how perfectly He created me and that I have an incredible future ahead of me. So do you.
If you don't have a relationship with Jesus, I would love to share my story with you and pray with you. He is the only one that can fill the space in your spirit that is made just for Him and His presence. If you have a prayer request, please don't hesitate to CONTACT ME HERE so I can be sure to pray with you and for you.