Just sitting with discomfort, without trying to escape it or numb it in any way, without expectation, without a goal in mind, without seeking anything, including some abstract notion of ‘peace’ or 'comfort'... well, that’s the juicy place, the place of creative transformation.
Instead of trying to escape discomfort, we let discomfort reveal its deeper secrets. We sit with discomfort and watch all boundaries between ‘me’ and ‘my discomfort’ melt away, until it is no longer ‘me sitting with my discomfort’ at all, and never was—there is only an unspeakable, loving embrace. ⠀⠀
Discomfort may just be our greatest guru, knocking on the door.
Words by the beautiful @jefffosterofficial
Jeff Foster studied Astrophysics at Cambridge University. In his mid-twenties, after a long period of depression and illness, he became addicted to the idea of ‘spiritual enlightenment’ and embarked on an intensive spiritual quest for the ultimate truth of existence.