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Fullness in the Emptiness

Fullness in the Emptiness

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.

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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.

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10:08AM PST on Mar 1, 2010

Thanks so much for this today when I'm tangled up in my mind regarding differing opinions and boundaries with co-workers, a pointless misuse of psychic energy. GA

10:07AM PST on Mar 1, 2010

Thanks so much for this today when I'm tangled up in my mind regarding differing opinions and boundaries with co-workers, a pointless misuse of psychic energy. GA

10:42PM PST on Dec 11, 2009

The paradox of emptiness & fullness.. Great.. :)

10:41PM PST on Dec 11, 2009

The paradox of emptyness & fulfillment.. Great.. :)

3:42PM PDT on Oct 8, 2009

As always, your message comes to me at the right moment, in the right place...
I will print this right away!
=0)

10:51PM PDT on Oct 1, 2009

Wonderful Topic
Yes ! once you experience the emptiness & sufferings miracles happen as if a sun giving just the right degree of warmth to the earth so that there could be life.

2:51PM PDT on Sep 28, 2009

Isha, you post some of the best articles on Care2, THANK YOU!

Emily F. Molto Bene

9:43AM PDT on Sep 28, 2009

Here is a related aphorism from the Supreme Master Ching Hai - A living enlightened Master "A humble heart is an empty heart - no obstacles, no ego, no arrogance, having no place to rely on. Only when it is empty, can it accept the precious things that a filled heart cannot contain."

11:13AM PDT on Sep 27, 2009

Some days, this kind of thinking appeals to me. Some days, it dosen't.
Most days I remember to send out appreciation to all the low wage workers of the world who get up every day to do the jobs that must be done so that we all can have inexpensive stuff. Much of it is food. Imagine how many things would dissapear from your life if it weren't for them spending their lifes energy doing what they do.

12:19AM PDT on Sep 25, 2009

Your thoughts and ideas are very beautifully communicated on this important subject. Thank you, Isha, your wise words ensure I'm fully present !

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