The Zeros in Our Lives
I don’t mean ‘nothing’. I mean to say that we could look at the concept of a ‘zero’ in our lives in a different light. Read On...
I can hear you say: is there such a thing as a zero in our lives, or do you mean nothing?
Well, no, I don’t mean ‘nothing’. I mean to say that we could look at the concept of a ‘zero’ in our lives in a different light.
Regardless if you bring forth mathematical, physics, intellectual, or financial arguments, zero actually is ‘a state in-between states’, it is a thing of value.
Take for example the celebration of birthdays. First, a baby is born, and then we wait for a full year before we celebrate its first year’s birthday. We regarded the moment of birth as a start to its life (that we can see, not the nine months of pregnancy). The baby is alive and of presence, it has needs and wants, highs and lows for a full year – and you cannot count that as ‘nothing’.
I’d like to offer a view point of looking at zero as an opening, the in-between stage, and definitely a state of value.
Zero came as a great help in counting – carrying us over to the next level, like between 1 and 10, 10 and 100, and so on. It lets us distinguish between one level and another.
The many subjects and methods using a zero are too many to mention here, but what if next time you look at a zero, or think of a zero, you’ll have a real look at its shape too.
Zero is marked with O – a circle denoting completion on the one hand, and a re-start on the other. It is also like the letter O for Opening, a doorway to a new space.
Sometimes, I’m sorry to say, people relate to a zero with regards to having nothing in their lives. Mostly because they linger in the in-between state for too long, maybe even because they don’t find a way out. This seems like a suspended animation, but who is to say that they’re not in a state of hibernation and growth? (Check out my post ‘When a Non-Movement is an Hibernation’ of Aug 12th 2014).
It seems to me that it will be much more beneficial to all of us to be more accurate in both our thinking and definitions. Vagueness breeds errors, and really makes us miss the point.
In tongue-and-cheek manner, I would even say (trying not to be too complex) that even the word ‘nothing’ may be looked at differently. Nothing may become No-Thing, while No may become an acronym for Next One – and here we go again to Next One Thing, which may take us to our next place in life.
May every moment of your lives will be a grand opening to a marvelous greatness.