People often make a mistake in thinking that the training consists of an attempt to dissolve this knowing quality into emptiness. They try to make nothingness, rather than just leaving this consciousness, this knowing mind, to itself. All you actually need is to let this knowing and awake atmosphere be permeated with emptiness, like allowing the moisture to slowly seep in. It’s not that you have to deliberately dunk your napkin into the water, to just sit there spaced out and not know anything. Rather, it’s more a sense of releasing the conscious quality, loosely. Then, all by itself, the moisture permeates. Our present cognizant quality—just let it be, and then slowly let the empty quality be evident. Speaking from experience, the masters describe this as simply opening up in a very gentle way.
Fearless Simplicity, p. 119