Playfully, like two kittens tumbling on the living-room rug....
The wry and rueful aphorism suggests, "Be careful what you pray for. You may just get it." My own suspicion is that the saying should be reworked to indicate not so much that you "may get it" as that you "will."
People get what they seek.
But what do they get when they don't seek?
I don't mean the question in some snazzy or mystical or let's-play-Buddhism sense. Leave the spiritual formats in the broom closet for a moment. Seriously, what does anyone get when they don't seek?
And never mind imagining that not-seeking is something special or worth seeking. The not-seeking function has plenty of on-the-ground proofs. It's every bit as empirical as seeking. To laugh or sneeze or kiss or sleep or breathe -- there is plenty of evidence to show that not-seeking is as ordinary as a hangnail.
What do people get when they don't seek?
It's not exactly "nothing" and yet it's not precisely "something" either.
What is it?
Don't wuss out!