There is a nothing that is God, in the sense that to fear God is to fear nothing. There is a nothing that we need to be, in relation to God. And there is a nothing that we can feel we are, in the course of a panic attack.
How are we to understand these three kinds of nothing?
Man has the spirit of God in him to the extent that he negates himself. Simone Weil prayed, 'May God grant me to become nothing. In so far as I become nothing, God loves himself through me.'