Everything and Nothing.. not two.
Some spiritual practices really emphasize nothingness. Emptiness. Formlessness. Silence. The Uncreated. The Unmanifested.
Seeing this, we may go into meditation and do our best to detach from life, detach from our emotions, detach from our experiences, and recognize who we are independent of all circumstance.
There are also many losses that can be experienced.. loss of attachment, loss of desire, even loss of self! This may also be reflected “externally” (heh) in the world as loss of physical posessions, relationships, and so on.
Deep within we go, deeper and deeper, falling into the abyss of nothingness/nowhere, until it is seen that there is no one to fall, no one to surrender, and that the nothingness, the experience of nothingness, and the no one experiencing the nothingness are all one and the same.
Into the nothingness, nothing collapses, and explosion of everythingness happens. Silently, form, color, shape, fullness, love, creation, action, doing, celebration, dance, music, fullness, abundance, infinity… all are seen to BE the nothingness.
Everything and nothing are one and the same. Emptiness is form. Form is emptiness.
The ascetic who has little to no posessions is seen to be the same as the materialist who has lots of stuff. They are the same, identically one and the same. There is only one.
No understanding to be grasped. Nothing to understand. Beyond all understanding and yet imminitely present.
Everything and nothing, not two, not two.
Formlessness and form, not two, not two.
Manifest and Unmanifest, not two, not two.
Seeker and mystic, not two, not two.
Just the stripping away of all, without time and space, expressing itself as all of time and space.
Uncreated, uncaused, already existent, and active within consciousness now. The pure silent glow of the Divine, radiating as All That Is.
Here. Now. Always, in All Ways.
Here we are, experiencing the One in all its infinite manifestations. What’s this like? What’s that like?
Here’s a wonderful video that Matt Kahn recently published, talking about experiencing the fullness of life.