There is a hump we can get over, a corner we can turn, and it’s getting less mysterious by the week, as contemplative neuroscientific research keeps after it.
The practice is multi-valent. It can meet any number of different angles and perspectives from which we might plug into it, and any number of different reasons for doing it, and any number of different intentions with which we may approach it.
Is this the heart of our humanity, our human calling as beings, the thing that calls forth our awe, compassion, gratitude, our sense of fellowship on this earth, our sense of belonging, our desire to be of service, our creativity and appreciation for our place in creation – namely, to find that which is not something, yet which is not nothing?
Who knows? Time for a cup of tea.