WOW, Monday and we’re off and running. Many an unassuming guru is dying to run into you and offer a valuable insight or two. Are you open to that this week? Let’s let Myer’s inquiry prime the pump for your thirst to understand yourself and life better. (see below)
This is my first time seeking some “ordinary guru” advice from you. Sometimes what you say sounds stupid to me. But then sometimes it hits me, and it’s brilliant. Sometimes!
I remember reading a book that said that there is no such thing as “nothing.” That sounded stupid to me. Still does. Can you point out any brilliance in such a statement?
Love to hear back from you, Myer
Can you imagine what music would sound like if there was not space between the notes? The space is “nothing.” Without “the nothing,” the music would be jammed together and chaotic. Without pause – where’s the rhythm. What about the lyrics? If all of the words were running together, with no room for breathing – would it make any sense?
It may sound strange to say that “nothing” is as important to your life as all the “somethings” that you accumulate, but it’s true. If you just pile one thing atop another without taking the time to pause and appreciate some one thing about the whole matter – you become a workaholic who needs sleeping pills at night and a couple of drinks during the day. Not much of any value comes from that.
How are you to think innovatively if your mind is crammed full with old recipes, formulas and strategies for living? Albert Einstein treasured the space between his thoughts. He understood that it was from “the nothing” that he received SOMETHING really valuable to investigate.
Einstein said that most folks thought that he did more thinking than they did, and that’s why he was so smart. He said, “I do less thinking; that is what leaves space for creativity. We’re all that smart if we stop thinking so much.”
Living with more “Nothing” in your daily affairs gives you the freedom to truly explore what your life is all about. When your day is crammed with “somethings” you are a machine – living reactively, not productively.
So that’s my take on Nothing (in a nutshell), Myer.
Blessings to you, Rob
Are you allowing NOTHING to be a valuable part of your life? Do you meditate? Do you go for long walks alone? What might you find out about if you were to stop thinking you already know EVERYTHING?
Blessing & Love to all of you, Rob
PS The next time you hear yourself saying, “That’s nothing,” think again. Perhaps that “nothingness” is offering an opportunity for something wonderful to come to you.