Harrison, Steven. Doing Nothing: Coming to the end of the Spiritual Search
New York: 1997. ISBN 0824516842
Pages 38 and 39
As it turns out, nothing is a surprisingly active place, but it is here that we may discover what we are. In the resistance to doing nothing, the fear of doing nothing, of being nothing, we begin to discover the parameters of the self.
Sit in a room for one week and do nothing. What will happen to us? Will we die from it? Will we become insane? Why does such a thing as doing nothing cause such fear?
Doing nothing outlines the doer in an unmistakable way. If we wish to approach our mind, the most direct way is to do nothing. If we want to go beyond our mind, do nothing.