A deep sense of stillness and emptiness is often the experience reported by many people during their initial stages of meditation.
Emptiness is not the lack of something. It is the deepest connection with our inner space. Space is the womb of the Universe. Space is the womb of creation. It is one of the five elements any creation is composed of. (Other four being – water, fire, air and earth).Even the science now recognises that before the big bang, there was space. Nothing happens without space…Even time stands still in the context of unlimited, vast and open space. As time is not a commodity that you measure in hours and minutes. Time is a continuum. Time is not passing, we are passing through time. Similarly space is not around you, you are in the space. In that vastness of space, in that eternal emptiness, there is no past, there is no future, only the present….
We are used to seeing the space all around us, but we do not realise that it is we who are in the space. There is no qualitative difference between our inner and outer space. When our sense of ego dies, inner space becomes one with the outer space, because our ego which is like a wall seems to be dividing the two spaces breaks down. And two spaces become one. The duality of existence ends. In Sanskrit, the word is “Advaita” that there is only “one” existence. Where the duality of existence ends, that state of equinox, that state of inner equilibrium is the state of deep meditation.