The Hidden Sphere
(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion Touchon
One who knows the Creative Harmony
Turn your senses inward and
close the door.
Entering true nature;
 It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work. By trying to express his aims with rounded-off logical exactness, he can easily become a theorist whose actual work is only a caged-in exposition of conceptions evolved in terms of logic and words.
But through the non-logical, instinctive, subconscious part of the mind must play its part in his work, he also has a conscious mind which is not inactive. The artist works with a concentration of his whole personality, and the conscious part of it resolves conflicts, organizes memories, and prevents him from trying to walk in two directions at the same time.
Henry Moore from; Notes on Sculpture
All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside the veil; inside is silence and calm and peace.
Abu Yazid al-Bistami
Poets, priests and politicians
De do do do, de da da da
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
From the album Zenyatta Mondatta (A&M)
Words and music by Sting
 The mind of a Zen Master is perfectly straightforward. He is neither front nor back and is without deceit or delusion. Every hour of the day, what he hears and sees are ordinary sights and sounds, but nothing is distorted. He is perfectly unattached to things, and thus does not need to shut his eyes and ears. Because he has eliminated delusion, perverted views, and bad thinking habits, he is as clear and tranquil as an autmn stream. Someone who is like this is called a Master of Zen, a man who has freed himself from all attachment.