When we experience basic space, humor is self-existent. We begin to see the manifestation of a cosmic structure. It is very personal, very ordinary, and very matter-of-fact—nothing divine or blissed out. At the beginning, there is a person with a sense of humor. Then there is a perception—which is a big, wide-open, empty sky, bright blue in color. Finally, there is a little comet coming out of the blue sky—or maybe a little cloud, or maybe a little bird begins to fly, or a bigger bird, or an airplane. Something takes place in your openness that begins to change the mood.
From “Self-Existing Humor” in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, page 87