Living the Great Work

We are all nothing.

When we are born we compel ourselves through love to become something.

But the moment that we are born we are mourning that we are something.

We want to be back home. Therefore, we go out searching. We start a spiritual practice. We go travelling. We do a work of art…

… and the impulse for us to do these things is to feel the peace and nothingness that we really are, to get a remembrance of our true place.

Enlightenment could be seen as living your own nothingness while you still exist as something. It is realising that you are existing as nothing and that all is change. It means knowing that since there is nothing really happening you can let go and live in the reality of the blissful abandonment of yourself and everything.

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