nothing = no thing

Bull with nose ringDuring inquiry, when people finally notice awareness, the mind jumps in to say that awareness seems empty, and somehow not attractive–that it is nothing. The mind, of course, is terrified that its role of leading us around like a bull with a nose ring is about over.

The wisdom is to understand that nothing simply means “no thing.” No things, no objects present, but full of juicy, luscious awareness. Or perhaps it is even truer to say that it is both empty and full, or empty-full.

If we are sitting in the not-knowing of paradox, we must be pointed in the directionless direction. Home!

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2013
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