Stories have a beginning, middle, and an ending. They are composed of words that paint a picture or create an image in our mind. It is our way of understanding or coping with the various situations in our life. However, life is more than just the forms or images that occur. It is also the vast space that surrounds us and the place in which things happen. This space is abundant, flowing, dynamic, all-knowing, all-loving. It is limitless and infinite, whereas forms are limited and finite. We can only truly feel space once we let go of forms.
If we don’t have space within, we identify with the fleeting forms that pass through our existence (whether it is a person, thing, or thought) and become entangled with them. We are drawn in by the tears, frustration, stress, sadness or drama. These are states of being that pass through our existence but we cling to them and replay them in our mind again and again. We cut ourselves off from the flow of life and become stale, unhappy, stressed, disgruntled, or depressed.
The way to break free from this affliction is to allow things, good or bad, to happen without interference. We align ourselves with the present moment. We don’t create stories to understand what is happening because we know that life has no beginning and no ending. It is constantly changing. Things were meant to happen otherwise they would not have happened. We let the universe play with forms so we can see the magnificence of space. We are content with our pure, true self—that which is stripped of the countless, ephemeral forms. We realize that we are already rich, full, and abundant inside so we don’t need the forms to complete us. We become free.