“Shape clay into a vessel; it is the space within that makes it useful. Carve fine doors and windows, but the room is useful in its emptiness.”
(From A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being Experiencing the Tao Te Ching)
Emptiness is necessary for usefulness. This page in Microsoft word must be blank in order to be filled with words, thoughts, ideas and any peace, love and joy that they may bring. The blog page is empty waiting to be filled with the same.
My mind must be empty of my own thoughts if I am to direct them towards the thoughts of this ancient wisdom and my emotions must be empty of ego which would prevent me (and often succeeds) from attempting to share anything about these verses.