“The bad news is that you are falling through the air, there is nothing to hang onto, and you have no parachute. The good news is that there is no ground.” ~Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Most of the time we are able to fool ourselves with the illusion that we have some control over our lives and our reality, but we all encounter those times when the illusion falls short and we come face to face with our lack of control.
In those moments we see clearly our groundlessness that we are ever free-falling through space with nothing to hold onto and no control over the outcome. It’s a terrifying feeling!
Until we recognize that this groundlessness also means that there is no ground. Falling is only something to fear if there is a ground that we are about to crash land into.
When there is no ground, there is no need to fear, and we can instead relax into the falling.