Lao Tsu On Nothing

We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the wheel depends.
We turn clay to make a vessel,
But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the vessel depends.
We pierce doors and windows to make a house;
And it is on these spaces where there is nothing that the usefulness of the house depends.
Therefore just as we take advantage of what is,
We should recognize the usefulness of what is not.
““ Lao Tzu, On Nothing

Aurelian of Aquileia

Would you see what no human eyes have seen? Look upon the moon. Would you hear what no ears have heard? Hearken to the cry of the bird. Would you touch what no hands have touched? Put your hand to the earth. Verily I say to you that the moment of God’s creation of the world is yet to come.
–Aurelian of Aquileia