Yep. Nothingness. Seems pretty abstract doesn’t it? Thats because it is. The verb definition of abstract according to good ol’ Merriam-Webster is as follows:
“having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation or narrative content”
Let me break that down a little bit…
having only intrinsic form. In other words, having only the essence of something. The natural occurrence of thought.
This represents everything that is great about practicing the art of nothingness. Within nothingness lies the power of easement. Being able to glide blissfully down the stream of daily life, without the currents of negativity and adversity taking you off path. Being subtly aware of the essence of yourself, while not falling into the cycle of social comparison. That is the power of nothingness.
Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness. – Isabelle Adjani
I unknowingly practice this daily. If you are capable of remaining centered in yourself throughout the day, whether achieved through yoga, meditation, or whatever your art may be, a feeling of content washes over you. You escape the need the be affirmed by anyone but yourself. Your thoughts become your own, and your ability to thrive within the deep levels of yourself become apparent.