Emptiness, stillness and silence are the way to The Way, which makes them The Way. Which comes as bad news to the extroverts among us, which is why the Taoist sages and Zen masters came up with the slogan, "Practice, practice, practice." The practice is simply being aware of, and present with, what is present with us in any/every moment. And, we can practice that in any/every moment! Emptying ourselves of all that would interfere with that awareness and opening ourselves to it in stillness and silence, creates possibilities for responses to the moment that are not available in the world of noise, complexity and drama. The power of simple presence is the force that is with us by virtue of our being present with it-- and from there anything can happen, though we do not control what, when, where or how. It is called "Belonging to The Way and seeing where it goes." Like belonging to the wind, that blows where it will!