We are surrounded by emptiness, but we tend to not see it. We notice objects, but we don’t usually pay attention to the space between the objects. We hear words, but we don’t usually pay attention to the silence between the words.
We read pages filled with sentences and information, but we don’t usually pay attention to the blank parts of the page, the blank parts of a canvas, the blank page on which universes can unfold. There is so much more that is not said than there is that is said.
Just as objects in the physical world appear solid but are really mostly space between atoms and even within atoms, so too the world we perceive is actually an illusion of what appears to be substantial things and events, but the real power and substance is the invisible vastness behind, around, and through all of that.
I invite you to pay more attention to the expanse of overflowing emptiness that is between and around and through everything. Within that emptiness is an incredible expanse of overflowing fullness. It is both empty and not empty, and it is filled with life and endless possibilities.
There is so much more to our experience of life and the world than the physicality that surrounds us and which grabs our attention. And when we shift into a different space, a place where we let go of our ego and personal identity, the world opens up.
So I encourage you to honor the space between words, between breaths, between thoughts, between action and response, between sounds, between the moments that get your attention. Honor the space where you expand, where you are the Be-ing behind the thoughts, where you cease to exist, and where you are both everything and nothing.
Honor connection, honor silence, honor simply being. Honor the incredibly amazing and astounding Be-ing who you are. Who is the one who is reading these words? Who is the presence behind your identity?
It is within this empty space between moments, where we create our world. Within this space, we choose how we perceive, interpret, and respond to everything around us. We choose what meaning we give everything.
In the expanse of overflowing emptiness, we touch endless openings, and we touch the source of our being.
So take some moments throughout the busyness of your days, and slow down. Become aware of that never-ending space. Notice the expansiveness and the fullness. Feel the presence of all life, of Beingness itself.
Allow yourself to flow and expand into it, merging with a boundless sense of Love and openness. A place from which you can discover who you are. In that space between everything, life expands and is infinite.
And in that space, honor who you are – in all your fullness and wholeness. And honor where you are – the magnificent moment of NOW in your journey. For within that space and that honoring, is where the magic and the boundless possibilities take place.
Dive into and honor the expanse of overflowing emptiness.
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