I'm surrounded by "things".Â "Things" are very comfortable and familiar.Â Yet, I have the nagging feeling none of them really exist.Â IÂ suspect there is only "the One" ? for lack of a better term ? and it's hard to name because the purpose of a name is to label a "thing." I'd likeÂ to get more in tune with "the One", and less and less in tune with things.
In my thinking about "the One", I often come across a seeming paradox, in that it is simultaneously everything and nothing.Â This sounds like nonsense, but I think I have a way to explain what I mean.
A "thing" might be simply a construction of our minds, an arbitrary barrier separating out "this" from "not this." In any attempt to viewÂ "the One", however, it seems to me that the supposed components of "every thing" need to be ignored. It's easy enough to see how "the One" is all things. But the One is also defined by the absence of divisions. It's not a thing, because a thing is named "this" or "that." You cannot name the One "this" or "that". "This" cannot be unless there is a "not this" to define and contrast it with. In short, "the One" is at the same time no "thing", and "everything".
I may be getting confused by semantics ? reading too much into how we define such words as "thing," "this," "not," "everything," "nothing" and so on. But at this point, it's the best I can do. I don't even know why I think about it; I only know I am compelled to think about it.