When we think about anything, we think about something. Beyond our thoughts, there is an entire Universe of infinite somethings. Likewise, there is an entire Universe of infinite nothing. Perhaps you have wondered or thought about what’s “between” all the something; that void or space where no-thing exists. It’s possible, since nothing is equally as present as matter. You may have had a keen awareness of nothingness. It may even seem more present in your consciousness lately.
Nothingness is always present. In actuality, it is the essence of who we are.
As we unveil our essence, we begin experiencing more and more of the nothingness within and around us. For our human minds and perceptions this can be quite uncomfortable. First, it can be hard to comprehend nothingness. Our minds love to "grasp" things - thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and so on. Secondly, our senses are defined by their experiences of something. Our eyes look to life and see things. We don't see that a table is actually a bunch of vibrating energy particles not even touching each other; we see a solid table. We feel, smell and taste all the somethings that are in our world. Can we hear the nothingness? No... that, too, is something. We can only hear something.
Is it possible to experience nothingness - if only for an instant - in a silent meditation?
Maybe you try it. Perhaps you begin with a quiet space, a small chunk of time, a comfortable sitting position, and the simplicity of your breath. Allow yourself to return to your breath as your mind wanders and wonders and identifies with something. This is the discipline of meditation; to return. Stillness, space, breath... allowing.
Then, possibly, you will experience the nothingness. Between the immeasurable moments you experience all the somethings you are, you may find yourself experiencing the nothingness that you are as well. Maybe you try it just for the experience, nothing more.
After all, it doesn't really matter. NOTHING really MATTERS.