Jeff Foster: We name everything

We name everything, including our own intimate feelings. Sadness, we say. Anger. Fear. Frustration. Joy. Boredom. Longing. But matter is energy, and beyond the conceptual labels, without the words, we really have no way of knowing what we are experiencing. Take away the label ‘sadness’, and what is it? Take away the description ‘anger’, and what is it? Remove the word ‘boredom’ and what is this raw life energy that moves? Stop calling the energy ‘positive’ or ‘negative’, ‘light’ or ‘dark’, and what is there? Raw life. Consciousness moving. Tingly sensation. Inseparable from what you are. Sacred. Intimate. So present.

– Jeff Foster

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