Are We Present to What’s Present?

What does this question even mean? Notice the sensations of your breathe moving through your nose, down into your lungs and then back out. Gently shut your eyes and notice how your body feels. Are there any emotions or feelings moving through? What thoughts might be arising in your mind? Is your attention on the circumstances occurring? Are your thoughts flitting into the past or the future? The Buddhist religion calls this “pointing out instructions.” This process sets the stage for quieting the mind and inviting forward that Sacred Presence, Oneness or Spirit that’s always available to us inside.

“Being Present means being fully conscious of the moment and free from the noise of internal dialogue. It’s often associated with feelings of stillness and peace. Sensations often seem sharper. Those who inhabit this present state frequently report a sense of experiencing life “as it really is” and being “free from delusion.”

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling: What Does It Mean to Be ‘Present’?

Do you have a daily spiritual practice? What is that sacred access for you that invites forward presence, grace and beauty? If you have an established practice that might be a bit stale maybe it’s time to upgrade to something new? Maybe try the Insight Timer App where there are hundreds of mediations available. I invite you to dig deep inside this inquiry.

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