Oct 2, 2011
We were talking about all the things that we’d missed out on and I realized that negativity is endless.
There is no limit to what might have been. The negative knows no bounds. For every definite thing that is, there is an infinite number of things it is not.
But the infinity of the negative is not an infinity of variety and difference, such as the infinity of the physical universe. Instead, it resembles the infinite emptiness of the vacuum.
Freeing oneself from a negative perspective or mindset can be difficult precisely due to the weight of this undeniable endlessness. It draws us into its undifferentiated vortex and we lose our way.
By cleaving to the empty, endless space of loss, however, and taking the negative to be the true, unshakeable, never-ending reality, we also hope to master death, our own endless negation.
Nevertheless, you cannot master death, even by trying to see through its eyes.