Nothing will come from nothing

 

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I mean, what you got to lose? You know, you come from nothing. 
You’re going back to nothing. What have you lost? Nothing! 
Always look on the bright side of life! 
Nothing will come from nothing. You know what they say?
– From Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Life of Brian 

There are two ways of looking at this…

First, within (the story of) time. There was a time when none of this was here. No me, none of the ones I know, no humans, no living planet, no solar system, no galaxy, no universe as we know it. And there will be such a time again, so nothing is gained and nothing is lost. 

Then, here now. It all happens as the play of awakeness. Insubstantial. Ephemeral. No traces. 

The first one happens within stories, wihtin the creations and play of the mental field. The second can be an immediate noticing and realization outside of the mental field. (Although guided by and later reflected in/expressed through the mental field.) 

In both cases, it can be sad initially. There is a loss of the story of something happening. 

But then it is freeing. Since all of this will be gone, why not act in ways that align with what is really important to me? Why not follow my heart? And since it is all the play of awakeness itself, why not do the same? 

……..

Initial outline…

 

  • two ways to look at
    • w/in (story of) time
      • was a time when nothing of this was here (no me, none of the ones I know, no humans, no living planet, no solar system, no galaxy, no universe as we know it)
      • will be such a time again
      • so nothing gained, nothing lost
    • here now
      • play of awakeness, insubstantial, ephemeral
    • in both cases
      • freeing
      • initially, also sad

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