Everything is standing right out in the open, it’s just a question of how you look at it. So you do discover when you realize this, the most extraordinary thing that I never cease to be flabbergasted at whenever it happens to me. Some people will use a symbolism of the relationship of God to the universe, wherein God is a brilliant light, only somehow veiled, hiding underneath all these forms as you look around you. So far so good. But the truth is funnier than that. It is that you are looking right at the brilliant light now, that the experience you are having that you call ordinary everyday consciousness–pretending you’re not it–that experience is exactly the same thing as “IT”. There’s no difference at all. And when you find that out, you laugh yourself silly. That’s the great discovery.
– Alan Watts