If you ascetically seek “nothing” with desire or want, your want is attained in receiving nothing (you have and are dwelling in what you desired), then if you realize you have received what you wanted (nothing) it is a place of joy, and in delight you enjoy the nothing.
How to “want nothing” actively? “So many things come to me; oh, to attain Nothing for once, that sweet state of only Thee and Me, with Nothing taking our notice from one another.”
But desire comes with an apprehension of what it will be like to be united with an object of want. So, you would need to imagine yourself aquiring “nothing” as a good thing, imagine yourself happy when having this Nothing to distract you from your Lord. That shall move the will to desire and want this Nothing.
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