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    On Apr 22, 2012 David Doane wrote:

     My first thought in reading this piece was the advice to "Don't just do something, be there."  Emptiness is the absence of doing, thinking, planning, worrying, and simply being.  Emptiness is no-thingness, and no-thingness is full of presence, full of being.  Emptiness is fullness of process and attention to process, rather than full of things and trying to make particular outcomes happen.  I've had times of such emptiness, and for me they are associated with intimate moments, such as taking in a beautiful sunset or star filled sky and feeling moved and intimately one with them, or an intimate interaction in which we are being present together not being up to anything.  I've had no greater joy than being lost and found in those empty and full moments.  

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