EVERYTHING IS LOCATED HERE

There is nowhere to go to get anything. Where would we go? There is no location for Presence. All locations are in Presence. Only concepts separate Presence into us/them and/or here/there. Presence cannot step outside of Itself.

Our Presence is Presence unless we profess a belief outside of our direct experience. We can unconsciously nullify experiential knowing of Self through tireless references to concepts. Concepts that result in only seemingly distancing Us from Us.

Truth cannot be conceptual. That would be a downgrade. Reaching for a concept to understand our Oneness is not the ticket that we ‘think’ it is. The default of always going to a concept to ‘get’ the understanding, is a clear redirection away from Being. Being Presence has no such requirement. Conceptual triggering is the best path ‘away’ from Being Present. It is reflexively going into mind and away from what Is Here. There is only Here with no ‘there’ to get to with any concept.

To create a false space outside of ‘Here’, is to suggest to ‘Oneness’ to step outside of Itself. There is no ‘twoness’ in Oneness. All locations and no location, are where we find Ourselves Present. Simply, there is no place to get to, to Be Present. Oneness cannot have anything missing to require going some place else for some fictional fulfillment.

It is the travel ‘away’ from Here that appears to prompt the false movement to search for some ‘thing’ or concept, that will give us that permanent satisfaction we appear to be looking for in our desperate lives. This would be a search for ‘stuff’ that does not have an independent existence from Being Presence Itself. There is no location to go to, to find false gold. The ‘finding’ is ‘no finding’ any ‘thing’, especially a very temporary creation.

It is the ‘idea’ of a separate incomplete self that has a built in neediness, that prompts pointless pursuits. The illusion that is searching, is the illusion. Illusions can never find a substance to get out of illusion. Illusions can graduate to a better illusion. Still Illusions are clearly dead ends.

Losing identity with an illusion is the problem and solution.

What Is left is substantive nothingness free from any entanglements. The emptiness may appear scary as far as voids are concerned. However, this is a meeting with pure freedom with nothing to get in the way. There is no identity Here to separate into. Fear would be an identity trying to stay separate. Oneness only Sees Oneness. Any false constructs have no business Here.

Leaving concepts is leaving a perseverating mind. What Is Here Is already Here. This Priorness Is Us concept-free. The emptiness is the substance of Presence. Mind clings and tries to know stuff. The ‘Knowing’ is prior to mind, thoughts and concepts. Letting go of this weighty ‘stuff’ on mind, frees up empty space for Being. Being a zero Is Being free from holding, trying, and doing a doer. Life Is living Us effortlessly in either case. We assume our true identity as Life Itself. Presence incarnate.

We Are this openness that has no stuff to hold, no concepts to separate into, and no quantifiable location to reside at. All appearances, nevertheless, are welcome Here. As these too have ultimate Presence as their ancestor. The Priorness, the Location-less, the Presence Is Us effortlessly changing forms with formless-ness as unchanging.

Person and personality change constantly throughout our lives. Waking dream, sleeping dream, or formless deep sleep -all this shifting indicates our true nature. The unchanging aliveness of Presence streams through the various forms untouched and whole. ‘That’ nothing is everything. Be free and always spacious in all states. It Is our true nature Now in this moment and the location-less Here to receive everything and hold nothing.

YOU ARE THE RECEIVING

You or ‘Us’, Is the Oneness. Everything starts from Here. The permanence of formless Being, being Here and everywhere Now, has always been the receiving Itself. This Oneness has no other experiencing other than receipt of It’s own Oneness.

The aspect of ‘receiving’ everything always and completely, is the permanent characteristic of being everything while ‘holding on’ to nothing. The ‘Receiving’ is a resting in receiving absolutely everything. There is no vetting of receiving only ‘that’ which passes a certain quality or standard. There is no vetting, as all phenomena is equal, as all phenomena rises and falls from the Oneness. To reject any phenomena is to reject the Oneness. All phenomena is ultimately the Oneness, as there Is only the Oneness. The resting, is the effortlessness of simply Being our True Nature.

The Oneness Is the same Oneness for everyone. When we acknowledge the Oneness, It Is the same Oneness that is acknowledged by all life everywhere, period. No one is experiencing anything different. That means no ‘other’. Again, everyone everywhere is only experiencing the exact same Oneness. The resonation of this truth is a felt sense in the spiritual heart. 

The Receiving of Oneness by Oneness never stops. How could It? It Is the imperturbable eternal Self Being Self. The Receiving Is You. This ‘Us’ has pure emptiness. This spaciousness welcomes everything yet holds nothing. Nothing, to include everything, ever sticks or stays here. Nothingness remains nothingness despite the everything that passes through this spaciousness. When that is seen, then emptiness is seen as the True Self.

There is no ‘doing’ Here. You don’t ‘start’ receiving. ‘We’ have always been Receiving. But this time you know it is You. And You do nothing, especially ‘doing’ Receiving. When You are truly Receiving, nothing is being ‘done’. You are ‘doing’ infinitely less than when you were ‘trying’ to do it. All ‘doing’ by anyone to include the idea of ‘someone’, stops.

It Is the nature of Receiving to ‘effortlessly’ receive. Ordinary experience by anyone and/or everyone, validates this effortlessness. After ‘seeing’ something you didn’t want to see, can you ‘un-see’ it? When you heard some words uttered to you that you didn’t find kind, can you un-hear it? When you felt some terrific pain in your body that passed through, can you un-feel it? Thoughts -when you think some idea that is hurtful to others can you un-think it?

There is nothing vetting anything here. It is all seen and it all passes through with no holding by The Receiving. Any holding is only done by the idea called ‘me’. The Receiving Is always Present. The ‘me’ is seemingly always attempting to steal presence. The Receiving even receives the illusion of the ‘me’ because ultimately even the idea of the ‘me’ is just another form of phenomena rising/falling.

The Receiving does not stop receiving despite the content because it is not about the content. To give the content importance is to upend Truth having no second. There is only The Receiving. 

‘I Am’ The Receiving not the receiver. There is no receiver. There is no ‘person’ doing receiving. Emptiness Is receiving while always remaining emptiness.

Being willing to receive anything and every thing as It Is Oneness Being Oneness. Nothing touches the Oneness while Oneness touches every thing. Emptiness Is the True Self only receiving Itself, ‘The Receiving’. ‘The Receiving’ is the receipt we are left with in life in order to receive life fully. Saying yes, yes, and yes again to every thing, is the ticket to ride.     

THE RESONANCE OF SILENCE

THE RESONANCE OF SILENCE

Silence is not nothing. Silence allows everything to arrive and depart to include irritating noises and/or pleasant sounds. Thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions are often found to disturb the Silence. A mind filled with perseveration and ceaseless activity seemingly occludes any enduring sense of quietness. When Silence seems to finally gain some ground, a sense of relief and relaxation accompanies the moment that was previously lost to senseless dross.

There is an effortless ease in allowing the space where it all happens, to be content (noise) free. To be content free and to thrive on the emptiness that is found Here, leaves Us with a resonance that is imperturbable. There is a non-cognitive understanding that this resonance never sees change despite the carnage of noise. 

The resonance can be said to be pure allowing without any structural interference. Silence can possibly be said to be a form of emptiness that cannot be filled or touched no matter how much sound or noise may appear. The resonance of Silence is prior to all appearances of any content. In the phenomenal world, content will arrive and abate as is the nature of anything temporary. Silence is a permanent platform secured by seminal existence Itself.

Nothingness is un-breachable. Contrarily, the mind, given unrestricted access to analyze, evaluate, and make specious conclusions about itself, is seemingly spending Silence like there is no tomorrow. The only spatial silence, again seemingly, is between thoughts, ideas, and perceptions.

Because silence is not a ‘thing’ the mind overlooks It because it cannot find It.

Silence Is who we Are with no thing added. The resonance of Silence Is a felt-sense that references our true starting point i.e. Emptiness. This Is Existence that holds nothing but Existence. To hold any ‘thing’ else Is to not Be Existence. Silence Is alive Here.

A conversation, an ongoing conversation with the mind, is an actualization of a preference for mind activity over Silence. Having a preference is having a view. And ‘that’ finalizes separation from Silence.

Separation is a concept of the mind. Living the ‘not knowing’ allows true Knowing to arise past conceptual limitations indigenous to mind preservation.

The un-doing of the mind is allowing Silence to resonate loudly It’s no other-ness. Silence embraces all thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and/or perceptions. It Is the garland that graces any acts by not acting, by saying nothing, and not investing in separation.

There is nothing to surrender Here as it all comes from the Silence of Being. See ‘that’. Feel the actual resonance and vibratory signature of deep Silence. It Is our most essential nature sourcing existence Itself. It Is everything resonating with soundless nothingness. Know ‘this’ resonance that Is silent Presence needing no knower but Itself.    

PRESENCE IS NOT SOMEONE BEING PRESENT

Emptiness Is Presence with no-one Present. Emptiness could not be Emptiness ‘carrying content’. Emptiness Is formless and unbounded by any structures or objects. It Is so empty that to even define it would be too much structure for the structure-less.

At the same time there is an aliveness, awareness, and knowing that is undisturbable. Presence does not assert Itself. There is no need to assert what is always Present. Even the seeming content in Presence, Is ultimately Presence masquerading as appearance, with the ‘permanence’ of coming and going. In other words, the ‘temporary’ is the play of Consciousness Being Consciousness.

Consciousness of Consciousness Is Presence. The ‘Knowing’ is always Present even in appearances. Knowing the ‘Knowing’ consciously, Is the ‘Knowing’. Presence cannot be asserted by appearances of temporary forms, as these forms do not have an independent existence. Nor can they, as that would assert ‘another’ existence when there Is only the Oneness that Is Present as ‘existence’.

‘I Am’ that which is Present/Aware/Conscious. ‘I Am’ this ‘Emptiness’ before expression of form, during the manifesting of form and after the appearance of form. ‘I Am’ the changeless ‘Emptiness’ that Is always Present as Presence. Nothing can hide ‘Me’ as I Am everything everywhere.

‘I Am’ alive with the Knowing which Is my Presence. This cannot be understood by the mind, that is, the current thought and perception. ‘I’ exist before and after any thought and/or perception. Knowing ‘this’ ‘I’ am free to Be any manifestation and not be bound by it. This is aliveness and freedom of being life Itself. Could life be any ‘other’?

Meeting life as it is, is meeting ‘it’ with emptiness. Emptiness does not get less empty or less full. It just ‘Is’. This ‘Isness’ Is unbounded freedom to Be anything, anyone, and absolutely everything.

Given all ‘that’, what would throwing a ‘someone’ in all ‘that’ do to all ‘that’?

It does not make sense to upend the whole of Oneness by throwing in an ‘outlier’ concept like ‘someone’. Adding a ‘someone’ is a fictional effort supported wholly by systemic belief. It is on par with other conspiracy theories that always fall short of the mark of reality when confronted with obvious operational details. But as with your typical conspiracy theory, there is an appearance of a seemingly rational rejoiner, that is thrown in, to combat the most glaring reveal of inconsistency.

The inherent instability of installing ‘someone’, requires a constant adjustment of beliefs to sustain the fiction. There is no Presence here in this concept. Beliefs and ideas cannot sustain existence. Existence sustains Itself, as ‘that’ Is It’s nature.

Changing appearances in life changes nothing. What cannot change is the knowing of the Knowing. And this is not for the mind to know or understand. Presence is before, during, and after appearances. Presence is not situational nor a practice. It Is our true permanent unrelenting nature of Self.

Loading a ‘someone’ into Presence is actually not possible. There Is only Presence.

Presence Is. Start there. End there. It Is Everything.

LOSE YOUR STAMP OF APPROVAL

LOSE YOUR STAMP OF APPROVAL

There is an overt tendency for us to to see the world through the lens of good and bad. This tendency, has inherent in it, an immediacy to make the jump from “What Is”, to evaluation and then to judgment/conclusion. All that can happen in a heartbeat.

The problem here is not only limited testing but also the manifesting of a conclusion based on a false need to make a decision ‘now’, in order to have some seeming security. Security in protecting our self from some ‘perceived’ potential harm. And security from our own criticism of not having an informed decision. We appear to need to ‘know’ what we ‘think’.

This ’need’ to ‘know’ what we ‘think’ is an unnecessary and very limited overlay. ‘It’ overlays and pretty much obscures our emptiness of Self. The emptiness has no dog in the race. The ‘Knowing’ ‘Here’ is bias free.

What we ‘think’, is a preoccupation with the idea of a self. The narrowness of this view is appallingly small. And the ‘thinking’ part is usually not tempered by the larger Reality. It is a formula for the production of fear and separation.

The ‘stamp of approval’ commonly given by a separate self, is a device that automatically locates self in self. It is usually an unseen pattern of behavior that keeps us fledging on the periphery of Self. Constantly making unnecessary judgments about everything and everyone, keeps us imprisoned in a little prison we have built for ourselves.

The key is, the ‘one’ that is stamping approval/disapproval, is non-existent. Every time ‘the stamp’ comes out, the little me appears wielding its imaginary powers. 

Identity with this ’stamper’, as a seemingly important self, allows the charade to continue unabated. Most of the 7 billion souls participating in this activity results in a faux normalcy we unconsciously support and create. All this ‘approving’ effort gives a false legitimacy for more contracted behavior.

We defend ourselves with our knowledge. We think we ‘know’ the Truth. Actually Being the Truth is the most truthful. Everything Is happening in the Truth. Nothing is happening to ‘you’ but in ‘You’. Truth Is You with no other. And there is no-one there to approve anything.

When emptiness is paramount as identity, we become nothingness. And then there is absolutely nothing to approve. Becoming what we already Are is always the answer to any seeming question. There is nothing else but ‘this’. And so, there is no approval needed Here.

Being Is content free. Being Being is always enough. Loving Being is Love.         

PERCEIVING IS ALWAYS PERCEIVING

PERCEIVING IS ALWAYS PERCEIVING  

Perceiving cannot stop perceiving. Have we ever witnessed Perceiving not perceiving? Do we get the permanence of all that?

Try stopping the Perceiving. Is that even possible?! Our direct experience tells us unabashedly that stopping ‘The Knowing’ is tantamount to stopping everything. This clarity is compelling. It Is a real Truth. 

If all that is as real as real can get, then why do we perseverate on ideas on whom we think we are, rather than on the imperturbable Truth of Perceiving?

What can be perceived cannot be perceiving. The common problem that often plagues us is the perseveration on the perceived rather than staying with  the Perceiving. If we were dropping back to Perceiving at the same rate that we are usually moving towards the perceived, we would vastly change our perspective, let alone the quality of our energy.

A more complete immersion in the Perceiving would alter profoundly our connection with “What Is”. There would be no argument with any phenomena arising; as separateness from phenomena would no longer be seen as separateness. The unity in the diversity is the play of perceiving Perceiving. Perceiving is ‘receiving’ Perceiving, as everything is boiled down to knowing the Knowing. There is nothing outside of knowing the Knowing, or what is referred to here as the Perceiving.

So when we keep dropping back constantly to the Perceiving we begin to understand that we Are the Perceiving. The Perceiving, being permanent, gives Us immediate comfort because of this permanence. The stability of it all secures our devotion to this pathless path. ‘It’ has always been Here and certainly is Here Now.

There is nothing that can be added to the Perceiving as It Is whole. Attempting to add something to It results in separation from It. It needs nothing as It Is everything.

Additionally, we cannot put ‘It’ in a box and say it is this or that. That would be an attempt at objectification. ‘It’ Is not an object. ‘It’ Is aliveness that gives substance to everything, as ‘It’ ultimately Is everything. 

Our concerns cannot be added to ‘It’. The Perceiving is not a separate creation. It Is creation Itself creating Itself. The Perceiving Is what is happening in this happening. No after story is necessary to proclaim It.   

Perceiving Is just perceiving Itself effortlessly. Staying with the Perceiving is allowing life to happen as It happens. The Perceiving  does not have dog in the race. It Is just the Perceiving.

Know thy Self. ‘It’ Is everything always Now. See the ’Seeing’. 

THE ‘ME’ CANNOT HAVE AWAKENESS

THE ‘me’ CANNOT HAVE AWAKE-NESS  

The reflection called ‘me’ is but a reflection. The Fullness can be found everywhere and Its reflection reflects Fullness. The substance of pure existence is prior to all that is reflected. The ‘me’ is representative of physical reality. The ‘me’ runs on imperfection. It is a creation or reflection. 

What Is behind the creation (or reflection) is perfection. The substantive-ness of perfection is causeless. Causeless-ness Is the field of Nothingness. There is nothing to Nothingness. No ‘thing’ is there to ‘cause’ Nothingness. It Is prior to every ‘thing’.

The ‘me’ is not prior and can cause zero to happen in the happening called life. It is a ‘thing’ that is being used as a vehicle for Consciousness. The ‘me’ cannot contain Consciousness or have anything. 

The ‘me’ masquerades as someone needing something. The ‘me’ does not have Awareness. Awareness belongs to no one. Awareness has everything to include the idea of the ‘me’.

It has never been about the ‘me’ except when viewing life from the ‘me’. That narrow view is a severe contraction wholly based on a cultish belief of separateness. The basis of the ‘me’ then becomes this separateness. This ‘idea’ further establishes a seeming control that is out of control. The ‘me’ in Reality, has never been in control.

The ‘me’ can ‘try’ to supplant Nothingness. This would be like an out of control vehicle trying to control the expressway of life Itself. The narrowness of this view is ridiculous. It is imperfection trying to control perfection.

It will never be about the ‘me’. My ’67 Cougar will never have Awakeness/Awareness. There is nothing to get out of phenomena that does not have an independent existence. 

The ‘me’ is an idea. Whom We Are is not an idea. Whom We Are does not need a sense of ‘other’. There Is no ‘other’ unless we create a false ‘other’.

The adding of anything to It only seemingly subtracts from It. Even having a ‘view’ is too much.

There is no-one Here except the eternal-ness  being Being. Be awake to ’That’ in every moment.

OUR ‘KNOWING’ IS ‘THE KNOWING’

OUR ‘KNOWING’ IS ‘THE KNOWING’

There is only one ‘knowing’. ‘Our’ knowing is not distinguishable from ’The Knowing’ unless we declare it so. But that would be creating an illusion as there can only be one ‘Knowing’.

Knowing the ‘Knowing’ is knowing Ourselves. Ourselves being Oneness ‘Knowing’, as there can be no ‘other’, especially if Oneness is to abide as Oneness.

We often seemingly separate when we get lost in perceptions, thoughts, and feelings. Just the direction of ‘how we see’ where we are going, is problematic in that ‘that’ direction is away from Oneness. To get lost in the sauce of perception, thoughts, and feelings is to choose objects in defining whom we are, rather than ’see’ what is always before temporary fleeting objects is true unchanging permanence.

Going toward objects and believing they are ‘real’ reduces connection to the eternal frequency of Being, i.e. ’The Knowing’. Connection to fleeting objects is tenuous at best with no hope of stability and reliability in that pursuit. The frequency of temporary objects is inherently also temporary and unstable, telling us that there is a dead end here.  

When every ‘thing’ is made of consciousness there is no real ‘other place’ for even ‘things’ to go to. It Is consciousness ultimately Being consciousness. Everything arises in consciousness. This expression is affirmed when ‘We’ realize everything experienced arises in ‘Us’ (consciousness) versus getting lost in the pretense of stuff.

Getting lost in thoughts and other objects as ‘stuff that matters’, is an attempt to create a false reality that has illusion as its core. This is not sustainable due to illusions lacking permanence. Illusions cannot create a new substance to support illusions. Behind every seeming illusion, consciousness hides and also abides.

Nothing has ever left consciousness as It Is only consciousness. It is not possible to take a ‘seeming object’ out of consciousness. Everything arises in the same place. Ultimately all that is possible to experience is consciousness. The knowing of ‘The Knowing’ in all experience, Is Us.

The only thing real about experience is the ‘knowing’ of it.

Our ‘knowing’ Is ’The Knowing’. Relaxing into the knowing of everything being the ‘Knowing’ first, with thoughts, feelings and other objects contained within Us and not outside Us, carries Us into Us.

GIVING A THOUGHT TO FICTIONAL REALITY

GIVING A THOUGHT TO FICTIONAL REALITY

When thoughts land, a fiction is created. The story of ‘me’ starts up as soon as ‘We’ give a landing to believing there is someone there to hold and entertain a thought. Without the knee-jerk response to constantly adding ‘my’ to any thought, the ‘me’ would be mitigated as true fictional story.   

The thought itself is innocent enough. It is harmless in its appearance and disappearance. The coming and going of thoughts corrupts nothing. Metaphorically, the sky is unaffected by passing clouds. If the sky were to start complaining about the irritating clouds, that would diminish the flawless nature of the sky. The sky is never in the process of not being the sky despite what may appear in the sky. The sky is untouched by anything appearing in it.

The story of ‘me’ cannot ever cloud over the sky Being the sky. Although, seemingly we don’t ‘See’ the sky due to our overindulgence in thought-based ideas and trips for the separate ‘me’.

Again, the thoughts are not the problem. Emptiness does not need to be emptied ever, of thoughts. Thoughts do not have the ‘existence-ness’ to upend ’That’ which is Existence Itself. Thoughts, being creations, have a built-in temporariness. There is no power in thoughts themselves. It is when power is seemingly given to thoughts, that thoughts appear to cause turbulence and/or harm.

The contraction of believing in the power of thoughts is the problem. Do we believe in the power of clouds to adversely affect the sky? We can ‘believe’ it, but that would be another fact-free fiction created.

The power of Being cannot be challenged by thoughts unless we create an ‘appearance’ of that happening. But that show is always temporary foolishness that cannot really stand on its own. Even a persistent repetition of this show would reveal an obvious shallowness that does not ever give real sustenance to the fictional ‘me’.

The key piece here is not getting too involved with any thought at the expense of Being Being. When we give a landing space to a thought we over-invest in that thought. A thought never needs to be ‘landed’. Our habitual nature of landing thoughts will continue unabated unless we ‘See’ the process each time it occurs. 

When We are not Being Being, we are being thoughts. There can be no other option. This is said with the knowledge that there is only always Being. Thought-based existence is this seeming problematic appearance. ‘Landing’ a thought is choosing a seeming separation from Self for some specious content that is directed to the fictional ‘me’.

The ‘I Am’ is unattached to anything but pure emptiness. There is ’nothing’ that follows the words ‘I Am’, appropriately so. There is ’nothing’ to add but ‘nothingness’ which Is Its (Our) nature. 

Our true nature is falling into ’nothingness’ with no landings of any thing. Know ’that’. Fall into ‘that’ which is before thoughts, ideas, perceptions, and creations. It Is just ‘falling’ into ‘falling’. Emptiness Being Emptiness.   

WORDLESS SILENCE

WORDLESS SILENCE

Resting in the vastness of nothing anywhere and everywhere, we See only Love knowing Itself. There are no appearances here, just the Now. Words cannot reach Here as Silence Is existing as that emptiness. Words, as form, cannot explain, define, or reach this Isness. It Is a Silence that fills the spaceless space of nothing.

There is no effort to do or say anything Here. What can be done? What can be said? The Fullness Is always ‘full’.

Furthermore, there is no-one to let anything go. That would be a false pretense. Resting in the Knowing of Silence is acknowledging the obviousness of everything. Everything is always pointing to Everything. There is no somebody to receive anything.

Silence Is the Openness. Going to the words can create a ‘loading’ and a subsequent ‘stop’ of flow if there is any clinging to any words and/or concepts. It is not about the words but about what the words are carrying, i.e. the divine resonance. This resonance is free of any ‘things’. The resonance is prior and ‘a priori’. The formlessness of Silence is resonating empty/fullness, needing no form (words) ever.

Wordless Silence has Presence not quietness. Being quiet is not Being. ‘Quiet’ is too much putting on of something. It is a throwing of words at Being-ness. Being-ness Is wordless. Being-ness does nothing to include being quiet. At the same time this Presence is in all words with no words to define It.

Everything is just happening. ‘Having’ words and/or being someone is falsely creating separation from ‘just happening’. ‘Just happening’ is never happening to ‘someone’. Adding a ‘someone’ is an attempt to add to what is full and cannot be added to. Wordlessness receives Itself without needing a ‘someone’ to interpret.

The Silence of Being is in receipt of Itself, always. There is only one field of Knowing the Knowing. There is no individual consciousness Here. A false ‘someone’ does not appear and have their own consciousness independent of Consciousness. Everyone/everything Is one consciousness undivided. The field where it happens is not an historical event. It Is always happening to the happening Now ad infinitum.

The answer asked for and/or needed is moot. There is no answer as there is no one who needs to know. The ‘Knowing’ is perennially and silently Present. Knowing the wordless Knowing reveals no questions that need answering. And then there can be no one looking to find any answer from any seeming story.

There is nothing to get out of the phenomenological appearance that does not have an independent existence. Love the wordlessness of just Being effortless Silence, empty and full always.