From the scroll in the bottle of nothing:
Treasure of Nothing
The key to happiness, peace, and success is to want nothing.
There is a great freedom, joy and strength in wanting nothing.
As a poet once said, “The heart of a king trembles in front of a man who wants nothing.”
Our wanting, needing and seeking of things, material and emotional, keeps us in chains and prevents us from knowing true happiness. This message for you is:
Want nothing and recognize you have been given the gift of everything.
Do nothing and allow your actions to happen naturally without the energy of wanting, needing and seeking.
See nothing and allow a world of peace and light to shine before you.
Believe nothing and allow yourself to discover Truth.
Speak nothing and experience a journey beyond words.
Judge nothing and set yourself free.
Possess nothing and you allow the world to be free.
But how to move from being “something-oriented” to being “nothing-oriented?” Throughout the day, sit quietly and repeat to yourself:
I want nothing for I have everything.
I need do nothing for Life moves me.
All the help I need is with me now.
Be patient. Be still. Be receptive. From nothing comes all, and as you discover the treasure of nothing, you become more grateful and your light shines.
Most importantly, don’t make nothing into something. Be light. Be fun. Just be. Remember you are a human being not a human doing.
As it says, don’t make nothing into something, or if it helps please don’t make something out of nothing. Let it be. One of the first events I was at selling “nothing” I actually had 3 different people ask me 3 different questions about the nothing scroll, although each started with some comment in the form of “Interesting or I like it”. First person, “is this a zen thing? Second person, “is this an atheist thing?” Third person, “is this a christian thing?” I felt like I needed to come up with a good response, but then I decided to let the scroll stand on its own and let people decide what it is for them.
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