Nothing has no predilection and really no location. It has nowhere to go and yet is everywhere to be found. The utility of nothing is that it Is something that is empty as far as concepts can take it. There is no materialism left in nothing. It is less than ash.
Nothing rules over nothing and that is an advantage for everyone. Nothing never interferes. Being nothing allows everything to prosper. Nothing doesn’t even step back because nothing is never in the way. It is the ultimate convenience. And yet, it never gets any real respect or recognition despite its success rate of 100%.
If ‘nothing’ defines you, then the ‘you’ is essentially ‘nothing’, yes? If the ‘tornado of me’ comes in and demands attention and obeisance, then what happens? We lose nothing-ness. When we were completely identified with ‘nothing’ then nothing mattered. Now that we think we are ‘something’ then everything seems to matter.
The question that arises is, what changed and how significant was the change? What seemingly happened was that we gave up ‘nothing’ for ‘something’. And the significance of ‘that’ was everything. When we deal with nothing-ness we deal with everything.
There is freedom with ’nothing’ while there is imprisonment with the act of trading down to ‘something-ness. Where does our identity lie? In ‘something-ness’ or in ‘nothing-ness’?
In the state of ‘something-ness’, we erroneously maintain this ‘something-ness’ while continuing to possibly ’be’ this goal of ‘nothing-ness’. In actuality, Being ‘nothing’ means we See that we are everything without the interpretation and identification with any one body, thing, or character. ’Nothing’ by It’s nature, is the virtual space for everything, so there is nothing to have or be, as ‘having’ and be-ing is redundant. The presumed ‘you’ is subsumed in the ‘everything-ness’ of ‘nothing-ness’. ‘Nothing-ness’ Is permanently the space for every thing, all the time (changelessly) anyway.
Starting with ‘nothing-ness’ rather than starting with being something, is radically and powerfully optimal or dismal, contingent on this preliminary step. Said another way, drawing a line for an imaginary self begins the departure from wholeness. The line of self divides the ‘nothing-ness’ into this or that. This or that are ‘things’. ‘Things’ cannot ever be ‘nothing-ness’. However, ‘nothing-ness’ always make room for every ‘thing’.
’Nothing-ness’ cannot be bound. ‘Something-ness’ is binding to things. ’Nothing-ness has no limitations and cannot be defined. Personhood or ‘something-ness’ is bound by some type of definition. It has boundaries and limits. This separation is separation because of boundaries and limits. ’Nothing-ness’ is free to be everything everywhere unbounded.
Lastly, ask two questions? What is real? What is unreal? Using the measures of permanence and ubiquity, we tease out the answers. What is temporary, fleeting, and limited is ‘something-ness’? And what is permanent, stable, and unlimited is ‘nothing-ness’?
“The separate inside self always has a point of view. In fact, the separate inside self is a point of view. I, Awareness, however, have no point of view. I am the viewing.” -Rupert Spira
Be whom you Are now. Limitation is indigenous to things. Meet yourself in the ’Nothing-ness’ you already are now. Start with ‘nothing’ and Be ‘everything’.