I had one of those moments on Friday when I was listening to Bardor Rinpoche speak. It was the part about emptiness.

I never understood this concept because it felt so cold and … empty. But when he said it has no shape or form, it all made sense. If I think about myself as this body, then “I” stop at the edge of my skin. If I think about my self as my thoughts then when a thought ends, I end. It goes on and on.

But if I am empty of shape and endless, then I have no place to stop. I continue even without a body, mind, a thought or feeling. This emptiness is my end to limits. I have no limits if I am empty.

Maybe it was one of those concepts that was mixed up in translation and the full idea never got through but I feel like I understand the beauty in it now.


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