When we open ourselves to life, we experience its fullness. We are able to enjoy the full spectrum of experiences from sadness to joy, loneliness to togetherness, birth to death, scarcity to abundance and so on. We don’t identify with the things that happen to us or the people we associate with. We become conscious of the space in which the things and/or forms happen.
As we know, this world is composed of the form (things) and the formless (space). The form can only deal with form and the formless can only deal with the formless. We can not intermingle the two–the formless cannot satisfy the form. For example: you can buy a bed but not sleep; you can buy a house but not a home; you can get an education but not wisdom; you can buy a wife but not love.
Our role is to strike a balance between the form and the formless. How do we do that? We observe things as they happen without getting entangled with them. We bring space into the equation. We begin to savor the little things that come our way against the background of stillness. We enjoy the sunrise on our way to work. We marvel at the flowers on the wayside our way to the grocery store. We are struck by the beauty of clouds rolling by. We hear the birds chirping on the tree branches when we go for a walk. We give a stranger a helping hand. We feel the abundance inside us and we share it with the beings around us. We experience the fullness of life.