My close friend Suzette was visiting us from New York City during this adventure. She and I looked at the donuts for a few long pauses. I said aloud, "Why is it that without the hole in the middle, a donut just becomes a fried pastry or cake? The hole, the emptiness, is what makes it a donut. That concept is just crazy."
Suzette is a practicing Buddhist. She shared with me that the emptiness in the hole is where we are all trying to get to in life. If we can flow with the activities and not react so strongly that we continue to suffer daily, well, that is meditation. The hole, the emptiness, is a great vacation from all of the emotions in life. Everything and nothing is found in the hole of the donut. The space surrounded by the stuff is where we really get it.
Where do you go and what do you do in your daily life that creates within you a minute of nothingness? What does that look like? What does that feel like? I want to hear from you!