“Why is there something rather than nothing?” The illusory proposition takes the form of a question. Like a phishing mail, a statement in the form of a question sets a frame from which reaction is in a sense programmed by a mistaken or usurped identity. There is Something; Fact. Though Something is not ‘there’ rather than or in distinction to Something Else ‘here’. Nor does Is ever become ‘was’ or ‘will be’. Is Is. Is is all that Is.

What seems unapproachable to the mentality of a separated self-sense is richly reflective as an already knowing. But the knowing of being is in a sense eclipsed, by a diversion of attention and desire. “What if nothing were as it really Is?” This question is a fantasy for Everything IS as it Is and the idea of ‘different than Is. is ‘is not’ or non-existence; nothing. Pursuing the fantasy idea, and giving attention to the idea of nothing as if it were an alternative open the mind of choice. For one can release the fantasy of ‘different than’ or one can further attend to the experience of ‘chooser’ in division. Attending to such fantasy yields a personal experience of a distorted reality… within the Consciousness or awareness that Is one’s existence. The apparent alloy or adulteration of Is, with fantasy results a polarized experience of love/fear, life/death, embrace/hate, self/other, consciousness/matter, matter/space.

The presumption of a separately segregated private mind or self is the ‘precious’ image or concept of self generated OVER AND AGAINST fear of loss – and non-existence or death, victimhood and subjection, enslavement and meaninglessness. The mind in its drama generates drama as the basis of an ongoing distraction of temporary darkness of ignorance within which to persist in acting out the idea of itself it has ‘created’. But beneath the mind is the perfect or uninterruptable embrace of Consciousness being All That Is – which cannot be separated from or objectified… except in concept… as fantasy in the mind. The question “Why is there something rather than nothing?” can be FELT as the arising awareness of Is to its own welcome. The questions that rise from being are the vanguard of their own revelation, but to personify the question by ‘taking it to mind’ makes the question separate from the answer and require or necessitate a process of mind upon the matter in question. As is readily observable, mind operates as an construct of thought systems of conflicting ideas to which are applied rules of congruency and continuity – (though facts are never invited to spoil a good story), each unto their own defended ‘truth’. Yet embracing and pervading the realm of personal experience – and insinuating itself as a process of reintegrating consciousness – is the movement of wholeness unto itself; the recognition and appreciation and gratitude of and for existence ITSELF.

“Why is there something rather than Everything?”. Because the movement of consciousness within is reflecting a facet of totality as your Now, that is exactly expressing the ideas personal and collective, conscious and unconscious, that extend or project the unique signature of love – of what you are giving attention to and embracing as your self. That we have agreed to be mutually distracted in a fantasy of fear and division has not changed the Law or Nature of Consciousness Itself; what you give out is what you get back. Meaningless ness is the condition in which mind can come out to play in determining its OWN meanings. It is also the condition in which one recognizes the fruitless and releases its futility. All of what is created as experience can be opened to a greater perspective or one can persist in asserting a segregating coercion in the desire for power over Life. A true integrity embodied, and thus shared, rests in the power of Life. Trying to fit Life (others, self and world) into our wish, yields an isolated sacrifice of all that Lives You to a false god unrecognized as such. “Why focus in the head instead of abiding as the heart?” Because a sense of evil, threat or loss has made you homeless – and KEEPS YOU SO. Innocent curiosity is Free. Beliefs demand allegiance. Releasing false allegiance moves to more inclusive beliefs and to the freedom from any need to believe. The movement of being is only ‘hidden’ from that which would hide itself – yet even this within a larger theme of creative discovery.

Brian Steere at the Institute of Art and Ideas

One thought on “Nothing

  1. s7hummel says:

    if something in German, so simultaneously in English (unless it’s excessive effort) … and some pieces are very interesting! learners of English, German also slowly! stupid Pole.

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