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The Nature of Aliveness

“Our raw aliveness is both the source of particular feelings and the energy circulating fluidity within them, just as water is the cradle of life as well as a universal element in all living tissues. Like earth, our aliveness is the ground that encompasses and nurtures us, with specific feelings arising from this ground. Like air, which quickens the whole body with vital energy, our aliveness is a mutable openness at the core of all feelings, which keeps them from ever becoming something totally solid or fixed. And like fire, our raw aliveness is a warmth that radiates freely in all directions.”

Toward a Psychology of Awakening
by John Welwood

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