“There are many forms of relaxation: mental, physical, visceral, temporal, pertaining to health, exercise, work, play, or relationships, for a start. These feel different, require different means, and have different ends, but we distinguish them only weakly. There are so many kinds of relaxation, that relaxation, as a thing, should have more than one name. So, too, with stress…

“Pick a stress and picture it at a distance. Does this stress have any sort of internal structure? Look inside it. You might see actions, faces, and shadows. You might see your own mental stages, or you might encounter sights and sounds. There will be aspects…  tension, compression, and confusion…”

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