Volumes upon volumes have been written about the dense concept of emptiness, which sounds like a cosmic “joke’s on you.” Yet, these writing are important and serve well as emptiness is quite tricky to fathom, let alone experience, in our world of “10,000 things.” Both Buddhism and Quantum Science would agree that the true nature of things is that they are empty. As we play our part by exercising free-will (the cause that elicits effects, in simplistic Buddhist terms) or by simply observing (as wave becomes particle, in simplistic Quantum terms) we influence our own reality and its appearance in the phenomenal world. These appearances arise from the infinite vastitude of emptiness.
Is it possible to exercise our will into the void? What happens next? Is it possible to observe nothingness (no-thing-ness)? How can that be without it being a thing? We certainly won’t answer these questions today, though they are well worth pondering. However, we will move toward the inner-space of pure potential, that meditative sweet spot where focus steadies, expansiveness readies, and… we simply let go.
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