there is no void

insights from a mystical experience

1 min readFeb 19, 2022
Source: Anupama Narayan

There is no void

The cold embrace of otherness is right with us

Nestled against us

The energy that moves in me

Dissolving into new forms, new fractal eddies

We become more isolated

The further we march into entropy

As time tips itself towards the asymptote

Of total dualism

Of the future

And yet…

All of time all of space

All death all life

The fundamental opposites of all binaries

Brought together in singularity

So close, intimately close

Like lovers

The Tantra says

“I am not to be found at the end of a long road, I am right here”

Here, now, is the singularity

The universe is infinitely large AND infinitely small


It never expanded, it never changed what it was

It is the singularity

And the infinitely vast

The universe is the singularity

That is the paradox of nondualism

The very concepts of this poem

Are mere ideas

Standing on nothing

A bridge supporting itself on air

Audaciously and gleefully, as a form of art




“The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds” — Cloud Atlas