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When we enter the wordless

Asked who she was, Emily Dickinson replied, “I’m nobody. Who are you?”

Responding to a similar question, Eckhart Tolle offered this nonchalance: “Nobody in particular.”

They are light travellers who enter the wordless.

The joy of nothing

Freedom is freedom from something. It is a subtraction. The less of us there is, the freer we are. As men, our goal is to become nobody in particular.

Freedom cuts across the cultural grain. In the West, solutions are typically proposed in terms of more, not less.

“Be nothing. Know nothing. Have nothing. This is the only happiness worth having.”

Statements like this stun the mind. We are like the bird that flies into a window.