i guess i would suggest that the implication that "there is something in the nothingness" again engages the mind to create something out of nothing, and that in of itself is a distraction and a move away from meditation. i would agree with the earlier suggestion that reading what accomplished meditators have to say would be extremely helpful is helpful. i would also say that the essay is a bit of an intellectual gymnastics, and well-done, and i get where you are trying to go, but it feels to me that one has not gone far enough away from all that to really get close enough to where one needs to get to so that one is not easily still led astray from the path toward that meditative state. will there ever be words that adequately or accurately depict, describe, reflect what it is we all want to say and bring back from that place!!?? no fault on the writer of the essay; but the mind is a tricky thing to play with; and i have always been taught, that the mind makes a great servant and a lousy master. and i would add the former's list readiing Sant Kirpal Singh Ji.