"... Moreover, our efforts to awaken others to our notion of what reality is all about can often prove to be merely an additional impediment to both their as well as our true awakening. As the sage Siddharameshwar Maharaj noted: “What you are thinking of as ‘awake’ — some intense new passion for a worthy cause or a deep feeling of love for all existence — is actually the deepest of deep sleep, much deeper than a feeling of boredom or indifference. Yours is an intense association with the Illusion. The bored and the indifferent are on the verge of leaving the lure of the temptress Maya behind, no longer swayed by her shiny attractions. They are on the verge of waking.” " --Conscious Process, Bob O'hearn
"There are no correct experiences to have. The well-being we have sought by trying to rearrange thoughts, feelings and sensations is always and already present as the seamless flow of everything that arises." ~ John Astin
This drawing is pencil in an old 11x8.5" "Academie Sketch Diary"...
...of a creek that ran behind a rest stop south of Fayetteville, AR. I was camped out there for a while, in the late 70s, and often did my morning meditation sitting on a flat rock out in the creek. No, not the one you see in the drawing, as this spot was in full view of the whole rest stop. I'd go down the creek - away from the viewer in this picture - and around the bend, out of sight, where it was just me and the cows. They came from a field to the right, where you can see light through the trees there...
Ballpoint pen in 3.5"x5" sketchpad, from a photo found online:
"These photos were taken in 1952 during nuclear tests in Nevada by Harold Edgerton. They were taken less than 1/10 000 000 of a second after the explosion by a special camera connected to the detonator and an exposure time of 1/1000 000s."