I Have Nothing

Look around you right now, what do you really have? Is there anything that truly belonged to you? Look inside yourself, is there a single thought, idea, feeling, sensation that is really yours? Surely they must have begun sometime in the past and destine to change. Even your sense of self - the sense of "I" as an individual - didn't seem to have a long history. What is your earliest memory? When you were three or four years old? Do you remember learning to walk, or even being in your mother's womb? Perhaps you are one of those rare people who can recollect your past lives. So what is the most ancient past life that you can recall? And what do you know about your "self" before that? A quote attributed to Jesus went something like this:

I have nothing That you do not have The only difference between us now is that I have nothing else.

¶ Jesus of Nazareth

So what do you have that Jesus have? What do you have that Jesus don't have?

Comments (2)

  1. Chuan Lei:
    Dec 19, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Beautiful! Any background on where that quote is from?

    1. emptikloud:
      Dec 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM

      Hi Chuan Lei, I paraphrased these words from "A Course in Miracles," which attributes the words to Jesus. I am glad you enjoyed it. If everything Jesus had we already have, then it is really important that we find that in ourselves - then we find true peace. EK

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