“Where, except in the present, can the Eternal be met?” ~ C.S. Lewis
Some coaching friends and I have lately been exploring the transformational aspects of Presence and Attention. We’ve been studying the skills and practices one needs to develop in order to be fully present and to bring your full attention to a person, a situation, or to life itself.
It’s amazing how Being Present seems so simple on the surface, but can be so elusive for us, and so rarely experienced from others in our lives. And yet, when it happens, Presence changes everything. It opens the Way for connection, wisdom, love, healing, transformation, for God himself…just to name a few. Like the wardrobe in the Chronicles of Narnia, without Presence, you never really get to Aslan’s Country.
As the holidays are often a time when we wish we could slow down and be more present than we are, I thought I’d share a couple of quotes for you to ponder as you go into the holidays, and also a simple practice for increasing presence that you can do anywhere.