"Sitting quietly, doing nothing, not knowing what is next and not concerned with what was or what may be next, a new mind is operating that is not connected with the conditioned past and yet perceives and understands the whole mechanism of conditioning. It is the unmasking of the self that is nothing but masks—images, memories of past experiences, fears, hopes, and the ceaseless demand to be something or become somebody."
Toni Packer, “Unmasking the Self”
"The need to go astray, to be destroyed, is an extremely private, distant, passionate, turbulent truth."
— Georges Bataille [ via mute-swan. via ] (via barrymanifold)