Yes, I am a student of Patanjali and that's why I like your sig so much! =)
If you understood the full meaning and implications of it, you would understand that you are also identifying with the fluctuations arising within your consciousness and hence why I pointed this out to you.
However, that being said, a notion of Divinity fills that whole void for me. It's also why I cannot be a true Buddhist apart from a Vajrayana one. I believe in God.
That has helped me overcome all the 'emptiness' of Buddhism and filled in all the blank spaces within myself - within my heart.
Honestly, if you are happy just being yourself, embracing joy with the pain, attaching yourself to whatever ideals you hold, go for it.
I feel you are very insightful, still trying to find your own identity like Sky has said and you seem to be a very nice person.
Buddhism is too much in the mind and in the whole headspace for me too and I am a 'heart person', but having compassion for others still eludes me somewhat, but I know I have strong feelings towards a Divine being and that has allowed me to fully open up my heart chakra and rest within it.
Just open yourself up a bit more to the opportunities the universe provides and watch for the signs...they'll take you wherever it is you need to go.
"Persistence is the child of total and utter desperation" - Shivani.