I keep noticing how everything seems to have volume buttons…
Emptiness can be in the foreground or background, at a higher or lower volume.
Any other state or content of experience also has a volume button. It can be in the foreground or background, at higher or lower volume.
And this too goes for identification. Identification with a story and content of experience can be in the foreground or background, at higher or lower volume, and it seems to have an off-on switch as well.
These volume buttons live their own life, as anything else. An increased or decreased volume is a guest. At most, we can invite them to change volume (if it seems helpful for some reason), but they still live their own life.