Alert Emptiness

I try to create an alert emptyness in myself.
                                                       Paul den Hollander


Empty. Alert. Two mind-body states that can be hard to recapture, although both are natural in early childhood.

Practice: Notice whether an activity you chose repeatedly, whether running long distances or listening to Mozart, brings you to “an alert emptiness.” Sometimes identifying a desired state can heighten our experience of it.

Related practices: Loneliness