Visiting Tate’s Gallery in London last week I came a cross a quote by an abstract painter that has been resonating in my head:
I have nothing to say, and I am saying it.
Looking for the quote on the internet, it turns out that it has been used also by others, among them the American experimental composer and artist John Cage:
“I have nothing to say / and I am saying it / and that is poetry / as I needed it”
There are so many people telling you what you should think, or not think. The nothing to say and saying it, may express an attitude that is more open an neutral. That willingness to allow other persons to make up their own mind and find their own way, may be a very basic Acem meditation-attitude. It is not nihilistic, it is not post-modern, it is simply open and neutral.