Emptiness is the origin of all that is. The simplicity of emptiness is the primal step before what needs to happen. To neglect that step is to act within the noisy complexity of time and place, and to create out of wanting/willing/ demanding/insisting/ having to have-- ignoring the matter of what needs to be, which flows from allowing/assisting/ permitting/enabling/ perceiving/conceiving what is called for here and now. Emptiness is the source of realization, alignment, seeing and being at one with the moment between now and what's next-- and the key to moving in accord with the flow of synchronicity throughout our life. The emptiest space is the place between breaths. Inhale by consciously extending your stomach pulling air to the bottom of your lungs. Exhale by drawing your stomach inward and upward expelling air out through your nose, and pause for a count of five. Repeat the process for three to five breaths, experiencing the emptiness in the space between breaths. Practicing this enables the emptiness from which spontaneous responses to the situation at hand arise unbidden and lead the way beyond willing/desiring/ forcing/compelling/having to have with creativity, novelty, ingenuity, and surprise.
All our life we have been upheld and kept safe by forces we cannot name or understand. Direction comes from beyond us. We are led along by what, we do not know. Our life unfolds around us more by accident than by our own design. Why not endeavor to live in harmony with that which is living within us and through us by living in/with "the sacred," beyond thought and words? A shift in consciousness is all it takes. By moving toward what is meaningful to us, living in light of what we love, doing what needs us to do it, and seeing where it goes.
Think of "The Sacred" as the unknown-yet-knowable reality within/without leading, guiding, directing, upholding, nurturing, nourishing, enabling the unfolding of our life and being through all of the conditions and circumstances of our life. The Mystery of our own becoming experienced as more than words can say in the background and the ground of each here and now, apprehended, sensed, felt, as a resonance or a wonder, imagined or real? We cannot be certain beyond the conviction that something is real, but what, who knows? The Sacred Ground of Existence-- The Holy Background of Normal, Apparent, Reality-- pilots our boat on its path through the sea. How did we get here, now, from where we started? It is a mystery shrouded in darkness, and the gateway to what, we do not know. Acknowledge The Mystery, The Holy, The Sacred, and live to be aligned with it, aware of it, immersed in it, upheld by it, through the allegiance of the known to the unknown, of the called to the caller, of the moved to the mover, in all times and places, and see where it goes.
Acknowledge the presence of The Sacred forever with us in all times and places, just out of reach, yet well within our grasp, just out of sight, yet well within our apprehension, as "a very present help in time of trouble," and all other times as well. "The Sacred" is all that can be said. To think of "The Sacred" as The Sacred Self within-- within ourselves and within all selves, (in a Namaste-kind-of-way), and within all that is, is to recognize that there is more to everyone and everything than meets the eye, and to know what has been known through the ages, that the visible world is grounded upon the invisible world, and our life is floating upon "invisible means of support," whether we know it or not. And, what we do with that is to be aware of it, and to honor it with acknowledgement and attentiveness through all that comes our way, alert to what moves us and responsive to what calls our name.