Emptiness is an often confusing reality with which people grapple. When they touch upon the reality of it, the person’s response can range from joyful to fearful to just plain confused.
Additionally, a lot of people confuse different forms of quietness with emptiness. A quiet mind is not an empty mind. Usually, there are lot of quieter beliefs that are still filling the space while the emptiness of awareness continues to embrace all of it.
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