“The Light’s On and No One’s Home!”
“The Light’s On but No One’s Home!”
The common usage of the saying, “The light’s on but no one’s home” can be defined as:
“… a person lacks intelligence or awareness.”
“…someone is stupid, or doesn’t react because they are thinking about something else.”
“…they have a brain but they’re not using it.””
This morning, while meditating, I wondered, “How does one explain Dzogchen, which is pure open space; pure awareness?” There is light (or clarity) but no interaction. Just peace. Just sitting.
“The light’s on and no one’s home!”
One can only explain this after that open moment;
communication is an act of love.
In society, there is a assumption about how we should be – fully engaged, and bettering ourselves. This is an absolute truth squeezed into the relative; it’s a distortion of the meaning of being focused and realising our true nature. It’s sad and funny at the same time.
Much depends on how we communicate with others. We can either make them turn off the light, lock the door and hide behind the sofa, or – through love – allow them to open the door to share their light. Enable them to shine.