Before you cross the threshold into dreamless
sleep, absolutely everything in the world that you
hold near and dear will have to be surrendered
and left behind.
You can only enter that empty kingdom with
empty hands, empty mind and an empty heart.
If you're coming with anything in your hands,
mind or heart, you're required to wait at the
threshold until you finally put it down.
Even the in waking world, surrendering fully to
how life really is also requires that, sometimes,
you sit quietly in the middle of your mess and
in the core of your chaos…and just wait.
Wait…with no expectations.
Wait…in your own emptiness.
- Chuck Hillig