There is the absolute, the Nothing/All - the ocean.
There is the relative, Life as Bonnie or Jadzia, as tree or squirrel - the waves.
What does one identify with? The ocean or the idea of being a separate wave apart from the ocean?
(No wave is ever apart from the ocean, but is ocean, but let us put this aside for a moment.)
Life is experience. Experience happens.
Does the absolute make experience fake or unreal or nothing?
Something called pain happens, something called brutality happens.
So if everything goes on as before why this work here, why finding out about not being the controller, the thinker ect?
Why the need to recognize that everything is concept, what the nature of thoughts is?
One stops identifying. One accepts the as well as – something is real/not real, concept/not concept.
Does that mean one sits at the dentist and the pain isn’t felt, aka an illusion? Well, what wouldn’t work would be telling oneself “This is not happening, this is not happening….”, right? ;-)
What happens is the judgment of the situation falls away and there is no identification, no making it personal. There is just a sensation, which can be labeled.
So there is not nothing. Ther e is experience.
Guess, you can answer this yourself now.therefore it can just be dismissed as nothing, but can it really? Because we still live in a world that doesnt see this way, so would it be reported etc etc.
I hope this helps to clear the issue for you. If not go on asking. We will find a way through the maze for you.