“The absolute realm is just this moment, completely cut off from any concepts of before and after,coming and going, good and bad, inside and outside, subject and object, and any other opposites that we make. The concept of momentariness is that essentially the absolute nature of the universe is a pulsating expression of vivid energy flashing into existence. This pulsating energy is in everything. So, there is nothing special about it. Everyday mind means being in the absolute moment, whether it is getting up in the morning, or lying down in the evening, or eating breakfast, or washing the dishes, or having a conversation with someone. The absolute nature of the universe is in whatever we are doing moment by moment by moment. It is not special, and it is what we are already engaged in, what we are already part of.” –Zen Master Wu Kwang

“The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity…we fail to be struck by what, once seen, is most striking and most powerful.”–Ludwig Wittgenstein