The Emptiness Is God

The Emptiness Is God
Bodhi Blog 12.26.08


I used to be quite afraid of the quiet, empty place at the core of my being. It felt lonely, isolated and terrifying. Over the years there has been a slow, gradual shift. I am beginning to realize the many gifts of this dark, nurturing center. Whereas in the past, falling into this nocturnal cradle felt like the ultimate form of loneliness, now I relish the opportunity for deep, healing rest in this womb of darkness. I experience it as a fount of creativity and spiritual solace.

I wonder how many others have made this same transition? Is it common to transform our perception of fear and aloneness into love and succor? If so, either it’s just a natural progression or Humans over time have created a society that is ‘out of sync’ with nature. Perhaps in the mountains of Tibet very young monks are taught early on in life to work with and appreciate this psychological phenomenon. My path has been different than that. More of a trial and error, experiential method (with much ‘Gollum-like’ mucking about in confusion along the way).

With the modern society evolving as more of a ‘world culture’ blend and sensitive ‘indigo’ children becoming more prevalent, maybe future tribes will embrace ‘compassionate ideals’ as normal instead of as a separate, ‘spiritual’ revelation. Everyone will feel comfortable in all forms of Human experience, both light and dark, easy and difficult. We will all flow with acceptance through the various phases of our existence and World Peace will be a natural outcome of this universal inner stability and equanimity. Creative inter-play between all forms of life will flourish with infinite possibilities of expression. Simple joy and appreciation of each moment alive is the common denominator...