We have to be empty even of the desire to be empty. That is the contradiction at the heart of life and being. Live the contradictions! "If I contradict myself, then I contradict myself!" said Walt Whitman in Song of Myself. Though that isn't the exact quote. That's another thing, trying to be exact is the wrong thing to be/do. Get the general idea in place and the details will take care of themselves. The general idea is to be empty, even of the desire to be empty. How that works out actually is a matter of time and chance happening to us all. Don't worry about the details, and dance with the contradictions! Trying to be too fine, too perfect, too "who you are supposed to be," is like trying to outsmart fate. Take the time to do the thing that needs to be done, even if it means missing the train to glory land. "We make our plans, collect our pay, think we are gliding down the highway, when in fact, we are slipping away." (Paul Simon) Be ever sensitive to what the moment calls for. Answer the phone. Do the thing that needs to be done. Forget your plans. The moment holds the key to your future. To THE future. Trust yourself to the here and now. Listen to the moment. Everything hangs by the most invisible of threads. We think one thing and its another. So give up thinking. Empty yourself of your thoughts. Just be who you are where you are when you are how you are and see where it goes from there. Who does the moment need you to be? What is the moment asking of you? Do not allow your plans-- your idea of how things ought to be-- to interfere with what needs to be done here and now. The moment is the portkey to eternity. We think we are here for one thing, and we are here for another. Who can be so smart? We think we would be happy with what we want. We would be happy if we wanted something else. Who can be so smart? Empty yourself of being smart, and listen to what is being asked of you in the here and now of your living. Adam and Eve new what they wanted. The way back to Eden is being empty of what we want, especially getting back to Eden. Empty is empty. Be that! Here and now. And see what happens. In each situation as it arises. If you can find better advice, take it!