If nothing is an option, do that. But furlough the head. Do it with your whole heart, as if you had 90 seconds to live—alert, aware, not thinking. This is a profound and dynamic state. Laozi: “When nothing is done, nothing remains undone.”
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The story of me
First there is nothing. Then there is something. Then there is nothing again.
There is a space between each one of these words. Space enables comprehension.
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.