From page 82 of Rethinking Cultural-Historical Theory: A Dialectical Perspective to Vygotsky by Manolis Dafermos,
Man has the consciousness not only of a spring of activity, but also of a spring of suffering in himself. I feel; and I feel feeling (not merely will and thought, which are only too often in opposition to me and my feelings), as belonging to my essential being, and, though the source of all sufferings and sorrows, as a glorious, divine power and perfection. What would Man be without feeling? (Feuerbach 2008, p. 28)
What does the word "spring" mean here?