The past several days an old feeling has arisen that I haven't had since I was young. I've always had an interest in fantasy and scifi even to this day. In my youth though I would spend hours immersed in fantasy worlds, not only reading stories but in D&D creating characters, stories and whole worlds. Anyway I'm feeling that same sort of desire to stick my head in rule books or a fantasy video game in the same way and spend all my free time somewhere else. I can imagine being immersed and enjoying myself. However, my time in spiritual practice has taught me that there is no real happiness involved within, only a greater desire for more. So I don't really want to get involved again.
What I'm really wondering though is if this is a passing feeling brought up by some external factors or if I've peeled back some layers and am touching some sort of deep feeling. The difference being the former will pass on its own without having to pay it much mind. While the latter involves some deeper searching and sitting to fully see it and be able to let it go. I'm hoping there might be some insight that can be shared as to how I can tell the difference.