We tend to think in linear terms. Linear thought implies that more of something is the means to improve it. The case of the lowly caterpillar illustrates the point. The caterpillar may believe that when he attains liberation he will transform into a mammoth caterpillar. He may envision his future as a huge, brightly coloured, and fragrant millipede. But instead, he turns into a butterfly. Then, his mode of travel changes from the horizontal to the vertical – something he could not have previously dreamed of. The change in consciousness from head to heart is similarly qualitative rather than quantitative. It is transcendental rather than incremental. The particular type of consciousness employed in self realisation is ‘heart consciousness’.
– Jonathan Roof from ‘Pathways to Peace – Volume III’