Empty Yourself

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin

Photo: Njeri Muchunu Academy

When our life is continually guided by conditioned beliefs, thoughts, and the fears of our past, it leaves no room to discover the peace and presence of our true nature.

“There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. There is no doer of it, no creator of this stillness. It is simply here in you, with you. It is the fragrance of your own self. There is nothing to do about this, it is naturally present. This fragrance of peace, this spaciousness, it is the fragrance of your own being.”
― Mooji

So how do we begin to unravel and empty ourselves of what no longer serves us?

How do we learn to feel comfortable in uncertainty and embrace this still presence within?

For me, it was simply creating space to see how often my fears were dictating my daily choices. It was acknowledging my old beliefs about who I thought I was, and seeing how this was limiting my experiences in life. It was being patient as I let these go and allowed my true essence to awaken.

When we empty ourselves completely, we will find fullness.

17 thoughts on “Empty Yourself

  1. And what a magnificent thing to find, behind the fears a treasure beyond words. Beautiful words dear lady, especially ‘We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin’. Those inner fears do indeed project themselves. Heal those and the light is finally so clear. Those words touched a place inside, thank you. Great post 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

    1. Ha! It’s so true Kristine. It was terrifying at first. To face this truth and then stop allowing my ego, my identity, and my fears to rule my life is no easy task. But I promise it is possible and there is a beautiful unchanging stillness within us all, that guides us to live fully and freely in this moment. 🧡🤗

  2. I have absolutely always loved your opening quote. So soothing to read your post. Your concluding line is similar to the title of my latest post – Fullness of Nothingness. I agree with you we need to create empty space within to allow rich awareness of life to trickle in.

  3. Great post Karen. Often it is too difficult to empty ourselves of the negatives created by the ego. And an empty vessel, if it can be achieved, leaves a vacuum that must be filled.
    Blessed Archbishop Fulton Sheen offers a solution that is reasonable and achievable. It is to crowd the negative hinderance out by replacing it little by little with good and positive things until the negative is completely gone and one is then free of the hinderance.
    -Alan

    1. I agree Alan! A little bit of gratitude, prayer, stillness and lots of love each day can indeed overcome the negativity and once that is empty and gone, I have felt the fullness of who I really am! 😊🙏🏻

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