Category Emptiness

Truly examined life

What does it mean – truly examined life? I used to think that it is an accumulation of knowledge, analysis, comparison of ideas and concepts and finding the one, true viewpoint. Finding a description of the world that explains it all, gives all the answers. I thought if I read, memorize, analyze enough I will […]

Spiritual awakening: background and foreground

In the moment of awakening, we become aware of something in us that always existed but somehow wasn’t noticed. Before, it was just a background for thoughts, uneventful and uninteresting. Nothingness, empty and boring. And when we start focusing on it, looking for it, actively and stubbornly, puzzled, frustrated, nagged by the reports of people […]

Settling into Emptiness

Many people had transcended and mystical experiences of boundless Love, Presence and what is expressed in Buddhism as Emptiness – eternal unlimited space permeated with peace and sense of well-being. It is commonly accepted that this mystical experience is temporal and will fade into a memory as all other experiences. And yet, what is shown […]