Czernin, Nicholas. “Wasteland Words. The Heart of Wonder” Non Duality Press.
“At the instant of perceiving, there is nothing – empty virginal space, but almost immediately the mind gets to work and fills in that space with all sorts of ideas about what is perceived, and so the original empty space is constantly filled up with thoughts, discriminations and emotions, plus anything else the mind can get its hands on to keep control of the originally pure beingness. And so, all through our waking lives, the vast, original empty untamed space is suffocated by the ever-busy mind – the jewel buried in the mud”.