When everything is gone, there is a certain liberation for the anxiety created by possessions, which basically is our thought, our thinking. We think about having stuff, about getting more stuff and about losing our stuff. But when all of that is gone, what remains is Joy. The Joy of Poverty or Emptiness is the freedom from the tyranny of thought and future, which is freedom from Anxiety.
Our American Culture has become the Culture of Anxiety. We are focusing all our energy and attention of chasing and correcting the Error. If one is religious it is Sin. We feel we are off course, and the way back is to correct the Error. Being off course creates separation anxiety. We feel lost, in exile, away from home and we don’t know how to get back. So we elect politicians who promise they know the way back, but the don’t. The don’t because they are chasing more Error and the cause of the error. Every politician comes to office by creating a new cause for the Error and the promise to remove it. Error generates more Error. We are rich in Errors.
How do we get to Poverty and a mind free of Error? The Heart is Empty (poor) because it only sees the Whole. The Totality of the Cosmos is in the heart, just as the DNA of the organism is in each cell. Every point in a hologram contains the whole hologram. The Heart is the organ of Wholeness and Perfection. When we shift from mind and. thinking to Heart, we drop into dynamic unity and every action us now the unfolding of Wholeness or Love (unity). When governed by thought and thought’s source which is Culture, every action creates more disunity and fragmentation of thought.
The way out of the Error-Correction fallacy is through poverty or emptiness, or the Virgin Mind (using a religious metaphor). Unless the mind is poor or empty, there is no way for it to receive Insight-intelligence from the Heart. Bent of going in circles chasing the latest Error, the mind will have nothing to do with Insight and a course realignment with Truth or wholeness. Illusion is in the saddle and ride mankind.
From the view of the Heart, error is an illusion because it is a misalignment with the Real. The mind wants to get rid of error because it believe error (or sin) is the cause of the anxiety created by being out of alignment. But Error from the view of the Heart is an illusion and doesn’t exist. So the mind and its culture chases illusions like Don Quixote chases windmills.
When the shift from thought/culture to the Heart of stillness occurs, chasing Error is madness. When Error is our focus, error begets error and we begin to believe that we exist to remove error, in ourselves or in others.