To be empty is true fulfillment. We believe that by accumulating things – ideas, possessions, knowledge, experience, we will find fulfillment, but in reality, true, vibrant living, comes from being empty. It comes from embracing life without interfering, from sweet surrender to what is, from falling in love with our present reality. This is the true love affair; the love of an individual for life itself, for oneself, for the joy of being. Emptiness. How freeing it is to be empty. To not have opinions, ideas, boundaries, resistance. To say yes to the universe, to say yes to all creation.
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for… – John Lennon
Can you imagine? The reality is that only you need remove the concept of countries for this to become a reality. You need not wait for governments to put down their arms or open their borders; you only need destroy the concept of separation within yourself.
Destruction. Sounds like something negative, but the truth is, enlightenment comes form destruction. Emptiness comes from destroying all of the stuff, all of the noise, all of the ideas, opinions, judgments, concepts that fight for the limelight in the forefront of our attention. This white noise, this static buzz is what keeps us distracted, blinded, unaware of our true nature, of the glory and beauty of the self. Sitting in self is where the wonderment comes. Being without anything else, just pure being, is where satisfaction arises. It is in that emptiness that we discover the elusive, in that emptiness where we achieve all that we have been waiting for – in the obtaining, fighting, controlling, taking and complaining – in the effort to make it, to be somebody, to rise above; that which we are trying to seek is our very being. Its been here all along, waiting for us to throw our hands in the air with exasperation and finally stop trying to find completion outside ourselves. Then, in the despair of disappointment, we might just stop trying and finally start being…
Isha Judd is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and author; her latest book and movie, Why Walk When You Can Fly? explain her system for self-love and the expansion of consciousness. Learn more at www.whywalkwhenyoucanfly.com.