Right! But i don't think it will ever be empty, that's why we should follow the heart.
It may not, but the gaps or quietness start to get longer and longer and there the heart can be given greater control.
I personally prefer the ‘I am’ awareness than emptying the mind.
The awareness that you speak of though can be gotten through the mind and "I am" statements or affirmations. The mind isn't a bad thing, it is just greatly misunderstood and misused.
I was referring to the awareness of being which is separate from the thinking mind .
Essentially it is like emptying the mind . But having to empty your mind can feel stressful . Focusing on your real self is a better way I think. But then everyone has their own ways.
Even focusing on real self though can seem stressful in that it means different things to different people. The mind gets a lot of bad press from many LOA believers, and its undeserved. The mind can be useful although it isn't the only method out there and it isn't by any means the prize winner when it comes to creation and like you, I think the heart is superior yet I think the mind when used as an active tool can speed up that process of accessing the heart too.