Living Life

Nothing Comes from Nothing

“Ex nihilo nihil fit” or “Nothing Comes from Nothing” is a famous quote by the Presocratic philosopher Parmenides. Even though in life things happen out of doing something, does one dare to dream to do nothing?

I also thought of the lyrics Maria (Julie Andrews) sings in the Sound of Music “Nothing comes from nothing. Nothing ever could. So somewhere in my youth or childhood. I must have done something good.”

I yearn for the day to do absolutely nothing

I suddenly find that minute of nothing

And don’t like the feeling at all

The feeling of nothing is not great at all

Especially not when you waiting in anticipation

Waiting for news for so many things

You tell yourself it’s fine

To appreciate life, life in itself

 Even in the moments of nothing

In the moments of nothing, you still breath

In the moments of nothing, you are alive

You are alive with possibilities!

Cheerio Gardens

By HensBlooms

I believe in God, love and life! Married to my friend, mentor and rock. We have been blessed with two beautiful girls. My personal journey provides opportunities for me to empower individuals to lead better lives. I have had a real desire to work with people for a long time and have always been fascinated with human behaviour and understanding how the mind works.
I love the following quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. “Remember that children, marriages and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get”

15 replies on “Nothing Comes from Nothing”

I like your essay and its angle on Parmenides is interesting. Of course, proverbial gurus on the top of the mountains “do nothing” but thinking is even more important then doing something physical but meaningless.

Thank you.


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Thank you for sharing!!… I expect we are always doing something even if it is only thinking.. I use a period of doing nothing to stop the world briefly, get off and reboot, to connect with myself.. it is called “meditation”… 🙂

Until we meet again..
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
May green be the grass you walk on
May blue be the skies above you
May pure be the joys that surround you
May true be the hearts that love you.
(Irish Saying)

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Hi, Hen, I love the colors in your photo! I disagree with Parmenides’ proclamation. I strongly advocate “nothing days,” or half days on occasion. Our bodies can get so exhausted on every level in this ultra-modern world, it can be restorative to honor them with beneficial rest! Hanging outside watching wildlife is one of my favorite nothing day “activities.” Great thought-provoking post! 🌞

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