Sometimes in the midst of great happiness, a great emptiness also descends. It seems to threaten the happiness. And suddenly, as I drove towards home and family, at the end of a long week of good hard work, with the sun blazing in the sky and a lovely evening in the garden in prospect ahead, I recognised the emptiness as a blessing. A connection with the empty space that is most of what we are. We live in a universe of empty space. Our bodies are mostly empty space. Emptiness isn't scary. It isn't something to run from. It is the natural companion of happiness. It is the natural companion of sadness. It is the place of true connection with ourselves.