Recently, in a discussion over on Takuin’s blog, I was reminded of an issue to be alert to on the journey. It is not uncommon to go through a nada phase, a place where much of what we once held true stands empty. Where the world has a sense of nothingness, an apparent illusion arising in the mind.
It’s important to see this as part of a process. While it may certainly be true, it is not THE truth. There are some things with great value that arise much more deeply than illusion. It’s good not to discount everything just because it appears to originate in illusion.
Deeper than the nothingness of mind is the fullness of reality. The deeper origin, beyond illusion. The divinity that infuses everything. What we once reject will soon bring us back into wholeness again. We will again find value in community and discover there is no solo journey. We’re in this together.
The emptiness is found to be a fullness of such astonishing richness that we will be amazed this could possibly hidden, right in front of our nose.
We simply need to step out of the box of small seeing before we can look up.