I Got Nothin’

And I like it! You see, I’m a firm believer that nothing is where something begins. Apologies to Einstein for he disagrees with me and he was considered a preeminent mind. I’m just a middle-aged woman with a middle-aged brain and ageless mind. I’m also an unrepented optimist. I believe we can get something from nothing. Actually, I believe that’s the only place you can get a proper start: when you have a clean slate. Ask an artist what they see when they look at a blank canvas. They see possibilities. If something were already there, they would be restricted or they would have to obliterated. You see they start from nothing and then they create. Isn’t that what we do?

I had the idea for this post a few weeks ago but it was still percolating. And then I saw a friend’s post with exactly the same title and I was crushed. I guess we think alike. But in actual fact only the titles are the same. Dan Antion over at nofacilites.com has a brilliant blog. I get lots of ideas from him. (Shush don’t tell him!) But his post with the same title is significantly different than mine. So, I decided to share.  Here are my musings about nothin’ . . .

When I wake up first thing in the morning my first thought is… Of nothing. It’s nice to have no responsibilities, no pressing needs, no requirements that must be dealt with forth with. If only for a few moments my mind can wander anywhere and everywhere with no restrictions. That’s kind of a nice feeling. But of course, it doesn’t last. I have emails to answer, I have a cup of tea that is calling my name and I have engagements that I have committed to. I have responsibilities. And that’s fine. That is my life. And it is a life that I choose. But for short periods of time, it’s so nice to be surrounded by… Nothin’.

I’m wondering if there is a part of me that is channelling that innocent child in my mother’s womb that floated in an oblivion of nothing. I have no memory. But I wonder if my body does. Do our bodies remember? That is a whole Nother question… for another day.







32 thoughts on “I Got Nothin’

  1. Murphy’s Law

    I’ve always believed that less is (usually) more. I agree that starting from nothing is the perfect place to start, because whatever comes from that nothing is truly your creation. Now, that’s something!

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  2. Ana Daksina

    There are teachings of spiritual masters who identify the very frame of mind you describe ~ at that very time of day ~ as enlightenment, and go on to say that we choose each day to come away from it as much as we think necessary to survive. So your perceptions are in the very best of company! 👌

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  3. joylennick

    I can see exactly where you are coming from, Pam! I sometimes think back, on awakening, just how busy I was – like most of us when younger – take a deep breath and enjoy my first cup of tea while writing in my diary. x

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    1. quiall Post author

      Almost every day starts with a cuppa and I just seem to relax around that cup. Everything seems to be good with the world for just a few moments. And then reality raises her ugly head. Still, all good.


  4. Mark Lanesbury

    An interesting thing Pam, while ever we have anything unresolved it continuously ‘chatters’ in the mind, seeking a release. Once understood we ‘let it go’. Love is the same…we ever seek it, ever ‘chattering’ in our minds, but once we truly find that unconditional love…we let it go…let it all go and finally come to that place of peace, chattering stopped, endless thinking resolved and in a place that is simplicity itself, yet so profound in its simplicity.
    You have shared a wise idea young lady, to awake (with a cuppa 🤣), and a blank slate to each day to create at will, no longer reacting to what it may bring ❤️🙏🏽

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      1. Mark Lanesbury

        That was an interesting thing when I ‘touched’ unconditional love. I could think all I wanted, on anything…on everything…nothing to impede those thoughts, and it was there in an instant. Simply because there wasn’t any time, it had ceased to exist. We only have it now so we can truly see what we are experiencing, down to the last second. Feel it all so that its experience of conditional will give us a true understanding of unconditional. And down here much input like brain wiring, remembering from wobbly brain cells or our stomachs growling feed me, feed me and a million other things that this conditional world brings so we can ‘feel’ it all. But unconditional is that lack of time, pain, worry…and such a profound and beautiful sensation, simply because all of ‘this’ down here is removed. No faulty brains, no time, no nothing but that love we have ever searched for. Until it is gone we don’t realize just how much ‘conditional’ is and what we carry for 80 odd years. Ah, just think, no more agony because we can’t find a loo 🤣❤️🙏🏽

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  5. Dan Antion

    I remember when I posted under this title. I felt bad that I might have taken “nothing” from you. There’s a silly thought – “I took nothing from Pam and I feel bad.” I like your post, and I’m always honored when you are inspired. I am also happy when you are inspiring (which has also happened often). I hope you have a great week!

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  6. bikerchick57

    I’ve had a number of nothing days since retiring, Pam. They are great. I had to learn that it was okay to stay in my pajamas all day and do nothing except feed the cats, feed myself and make sure the TV was working. “Nothing” is a tough job, but someone has to do it. 😉

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