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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 3: Fill The Emptiness. Day 21: Don’t Think You Must Avoid It.

…every craftsman searches for what’s not there to practice his craft. A builder looks for the rotten hole where the roof caved in. A water carrier picks the empty pot. A carpenter stops at the house with no door. Workers … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 3: Fill The Emptiness. Day 20: How Do You Fill The Emptiness?

Reflect, journal or meditate on this:  HOW DO YOU FILL THE EMPTINESS? 

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 3: Fill The Emptiness. Day 19: The Emptiness Meditation.

When you feel the familiar chill of the void opening within you, the deafening vibration of the growing vacuum, the infinite sinkhole of the Big Empty, don’t do what you usually do – run away, fill the emptiness, scratch the … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 2: Shed, Empty, Let Go. Day 18: Surrender Observe Allow Release meditation.

When it all gets too much, we can practice surrender. Try the “Surrender Observe Allow Release” meditation from the shamanic blog Loner Wolf. Sit or lie down comfortably, close your eyes, breathe deeply and slowly, close your eyes and follow … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 2: Shed, Empty, Let Go. Day 17: The Void.

Did the void know what it was doing? Did it know itself? Maybe the void didn’t even know what to do with itself and didn’t even like itself. Maybe the nothingness knew only to fill itself with people, and in … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 2: Shed, Empty, Let Go. Day 16: Addiction.

At the core of every addiction is an emptiness based in abject fear… Many of us resemble the drug addict in our ineffectual efforts to fill in the spiritual black hole, the void at the centre, where we have lost … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 2: Shed, Empty, Let Go. Day 15: Kali meditation.

Paradoxically, feeling empty could be a sign that we need to empty more. Perhaps in a mad rush of socially driven acquisition we acquired excessive identities, possessions, thoughts, feelings, relationships, drama which are not what we are or what our … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 2: Shed, Empty, Let Go. Day 14: Emptiness is what your soul wants.

Everything is emptiness. Everything else, accidental. Emptiness brings peace to your loving. Everything else, disease. In this world of trickery, emptiness is what your soul wants. — Rumi

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 2: Shed, Empty, Let Go. Day 13: Time in between.

The old world falls apart but the new has not yet emerged. Everything that once seemed permanent and real is revealed as a kind of hallucination. You don’t know what to think, what to do; you don’t know what anything … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 2: Shed, Empty, Let Go. Day 12: Nothing will be left undone.

Source: Tao Te Ching

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