One of my students was leaving her lesson and she looked at me and said, “I am so excited about feeling nothing.”
She first mentioned it when she was lying on the table. As I worked with her leg, she said, “I feel nothing.” A smile crept over her face and curled up the corners of her lips. “I feel nothing!”
It wasn’t the absence of pain or tension.
It was the positive sense of…nothing!
Have you ever had that feeling?
To me, it is a special moment when everything dissolves. The sense of confinement that is embodied in flesh itself disappears. It is like weightlessness or floating. There is no boundary between the parts; I sense the whole. That “Nothing” is the best stuff of all.
After she left, I realized that the space of nothing is also the space of possibility.
How does that tie in when I feel nothing, after the pain of ending a relationship, after the anger has gone… Suddenly there is nothing and it’s kind of peaceful and it’s also the space of possibility.
This is not about the hole that’s left in my heart by the empty room, it’s about the whole that is created by nothing.
It is the place where anything is possible.
One of my dance teachers, Tandy Beal, once shared a dance that she choreographed. It was called, “The Place Where Canaries Are Born.”
Where does one create?
Out of nothing!