Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mostly Air

Still thinking about Nothingism, from the other side now. Of course, there are times when one would never forgive oneself for doing nothing when one could have done something. That being said, given our hyper-controlling and yet inept tendencies it seems a little Nothingism might slow down the race towards the end of many species, if not our own. Might just leave a little clean air & water and a few fish for generations down the road to enjoy. But when most people try to do nothing, they lose their minds. I used to clean house for some of my English professors in college, and on one occasion the subject of meditation came up. They had tried it once and were vehement about how much they hated it. It's Nothing, Nothing!! they cried. For some reason, it was an unforgettable moment, and reminds me that just a few years ago meditation made me want to jump out of my skin. Nothing can be really, really hard, and the subjective, repellent.

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