When we begin to perceive the phenomenal world with a sense of basic goodness, peace, and beauty, conflict begins to subside and we start to perceive our world clearly and thoroughly. There are no questions, no obstacles. As anxiety subsides, sense perceptions become workable because they are no longer distorted by any neurosis. Through the practice of meditation, we can relate with our thoughts, our mind, and our breath and begin to discover the clarity of our sense perceptions and our thinking process.
From “Unconditional Beauty: The Dharma Art Teachings and Artworks of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche,” in the Shambhala Sun magazine, January 2013.