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Category Archives: emptiness
How is your June going, fellow nomads? I am dealing with the opposite of empty. We have received a call and are hosting a Ukrainian refugee family. That required quite a bit of prep and paperwork. Suddenly there are 3 … Continue reading
I read about this mantra in one of the books about Buddhism. I instantly had to look it up. Now it is my daily companion reminding me “to keep cool”, to remember, to see beyond phenomena and people behaviours. Om … Continue reading
Last year was hard. Many of my friends are mystics or psychonauts, both of which often come with existential crises, dark nights of the soul, depression and unemployment. As the social roles and identities fall off, the soul reawakens and … Continue reading
I have recently watched this talk on five hindrances to self-mastery by Master Shi Heng Yi. I read about Five Hindrances, a concept new to me – desire, anger, restlessness and worry, sloth, torpor and boredom and doubt (I memorised … Continue reading
Where do you stand in relation to hope? Are you hopeful? Or is it hopeless? Both of them are traps. Best place to stand is half way between hope and hopelessness. Standing nowhere, being everywhere. Doing what you do. — … Continue reading
When you realise you are stuck… you be stuck. You really be stuck. In the moment of stuckness is the key to the next liberation. It is the denial… trying to get unstuck that is feeding the stuckness. If you … Continue reading
You are emptiness. I am emptiness.
Emptiness is a way. [It is also a lens].
Trust the dharma. — Ram Dass
I love who I am and what I have attracted to myself up until now. I do not need another thing or even one tiny change in order to be happy or complete. I know in my heart that I am not … Continue reading