Let's Talk About Nothing...

1/11/2015… it would probably be a day like any other day if it wasn’t Sunday. This is the scheduled time for MCSimonWrites’ Weekly Thought.

After almost seven freezing days, while my brain was struggling to find a theme for today’s post, the bright sun shined once again in the sky. I was about to give up when… something happened.

An email from WordPress arrived in my inbox, announcing me that someone commented on the home page. I am always so happy when I receive this kind of an email. I always hurry to read what gifts someone considered giving my heart. Today, my reaction was the same, so I jumped on MCSimonWrites home page. I landed there almost instantly and…

Did you ever see a snail? I suppose you have. Did you notice those weird eyes it possesses? Well… believe me… I had the sensation that my eyes are looking exactly the same. I almost saw myself choosing another pen name. Of course, the new name would be M.C. Snail-Eyes.


Right there… in front of my wondering eyes… was the proof: an awkward comment!

Yesterday, I answered to some questions through email, and one of them was “How have you dealt with mean/nasty or plain awkward comments?” My proud answer was “I was lucky not to have any. I hope to deal with them well in case they will start appearing in the future.”

Do you see it? Did you ever see how fast the Universe is acting when we are wondering about something? I was wondering after my answer was sent, how come I never saw a weird comment on my website.

And… Bang!

I almost did not finish my thought, when the Universe provided me with one, right there in front of my snail-eyes.

After a few moments which I needed to adjust back the normal size of my orbs… I read it again.

Yes, it was not my imagination. The comment was…”Nothing“… nothing else, just “nothing“.

So, “nothing” was revealed to me.

A moment after this, the entire mechanism inside my brain started to work. All the cogwheels were rotating in all directions… known and unknown.

And then… Bang… another thought hit my head!

“Nothing is, like it seems to be!”

I have now a theme for my weekly thought!


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Let’s talk about Nothing” I heard someone saying one day.

He added while the stupefied audience who paid a big sum of money to come out and listen to him, “The Past, the Present and the Future do not exist. They are a human mind’s invention to understand what cannot be understood with our five senses. Time does not exist in spirituality. Not existing, the time is Nothing. Therefore… let us talk today about Nothing”.

Again my brain’s mechanism is speeding up its action. I now have a lot to think about… thanks to a genial comment on my Home page. The subject is too vast to try to conclude it now. Moreover, I am not very sure that a conclusion can be deducted.

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Meanwhile, let me mention here what others have said using the word “Nothing”. Some of them talk about “Nothing”, others use “nothing” to talk about something and others deploy “nothing” to point to everything.

  1. “I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  2. “Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.” ~ Michelangelo Antonioni

  3. “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” ~ Alexander Hamilton

  4. “You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” ~ Joel Osteen

  5. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ~ Socrates

  6. “Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.” ~ Mark Twain

  7. “I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” ~ Larry King

  8. “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

  9. “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” ~ Mark Twain

  10. “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” ~ Alexander the Great

  11. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

  12. “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  13. “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” ~ Victor Hugo

  14. “Saying nothing… sometimes says the most.” ~ Emily Dickinson

  15. “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” ~ Lao Tzu

  16. “Science is nothing but perception.” ~ Plato

  17. “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  18. “There’s nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it.” ~ Billie Joe Armstrong

  19. “I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.” ~ Robert Benchley

  20. “Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” ~ Euripides

  21. “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  22. “Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” ~ John Heywood

  23. “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” ~ Zig Ziglar

  24. “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” ~ Auguste Rodin

  25. “Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  26. “Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.” ~ Sophocles

  27. “Remove grace, and you have nothing whereby to be saved. Remove free will and you have nothing that could be saved.” ~ Anselm of Canterbury

  28. “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” ~ Harry S Truman

  29. “Travel in all the four quarters of the earth, yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is, is only here.” ~ Ramakrishna

  30. “Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.” ~ Mark Twain

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  1. And another one : “Things happen they way they’re meant to. There’s a pattern and a shape to everything…Nothing happens without a reason…Nothing is impossible.” ~Rosamunde Pilcher 🙂


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