When I first saw pictures in books of yogis sitting cross-legged in the woods in the forests of India, something would make me look twice. I'd notice their faces. And it wasn't the face of a man wasting time. It was the face of a man holding something that I not only wanted, but I didn't know about. I was drawn to it. There was such a presence of power and dignity -- and an absence of fear. Many of their countenances held playfulness or love, or power and strength.
-- David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity (2006)