Imagine that our nervous system is like a pipe or a conduit that energy flows through, and energy tends to stagnate from time to time. We may feel a heaviness or tightness in our solar plexus, or in our heart or throat. By itself, the stagnation or tension has no means of disrupting our experience of life in that moment. The activity that does interfere with our peace is when our mind identifies with the sensation and labels it as something such as; stress, or frustration, or sadness. Once the sensation has been labeled, it’s as if one end of the conduit of our nervous system has been capped, and the energy in our nervous system is unable flow. Once the energy has been labeled, we experience what we have labeled it.