The mind is made up of the same vast emptiness as everything. A real problem arises when the mind interprets the presence of thoughts and fears to mean something is wrong with us and the world. However, if they are seen to be thoughts and fears just passing through, we are unlikely to identify ourselves with them.

Seeing life to be only and exactly what it is in this moment, is a powerful state of realization. That is how our vast essence sees everything. The presence of thoughts and fears means only that are present. Period. There is nothing whose presence is an indication that we are not the vastness we seek.

Suffering is caused not by the presence or absence of certain circumstances, but by our interpretation of them.