You must access the luminous part of your mind.
Get intoxicated, or be sober when you wake up.
But make sure these moments are seized, and that this happens to you. You aren’t living really, otherwise.
That you see that seeping dollop of light pouring through the poor power of your blinds.
It is not a moment of rational discovery, but of instant rapture.
The mind realized something.
You don’t entirely know yet, what it is. That is the discovery. Often it happens when you step out, take a risk, the mind finds a way.
Otherwise, all is linear growth.
In these moments, it’s not that anything becomes possible, it’s that so much more is realized in that instant than any other in the previous weeks, months or whatever…
It’s because the brain has pulled something together, overnight or during your daydreams…
I woke up one morning and could tell time.
As a kid.
Same thing happened to tying shoes.
It sounds like the first track on The Division Bell. As far as music, I could list volumes of songs.
An advancing series of simple piano notes.
I can see snow.
Dreams of New York, me trudging through the Jersey Heights cliffs to see the Empire State backed to a stolid grey. Clouds that look like movement.
It’s right under your nose. The key to unlock it; the answer to the problem, the way to get rich, the way to crack the cement wall and tunnel out.
And you must act though.
You have to grab that moment and run with it.
Study, your job, my paintings… This is when the realization must be realized.
It’s what all human evolution is based on: anomalous mutations that happen to get a break.
Or they don’t and wait for the next mutation to come around.