Being Present

March 26, 2014

“Being present to the way things are is not the same as accepting things as they are in the resigned way of the cow. It doesn’t mean you should drown out your negative feelings or pretend you like what you really can’t stand…It simply means, being present without resistance: being present to what is happening and present to your reactions, no matter how intense.”
—Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, The Art of Possibility 

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  1. Oh, yes, it is for me so important...doesn't always come naturally though...PS I LOVED Take the Cannoli...loved her mix of memoir & history & observations of American culture, humor mixied with some serious commentary. Thanks for recommending it.

  2. I don't think truly being present comes naturally to many of us. We have to keep being reminded!

    I'm so glad you liked Take the Cannoli! I like her writing a lot.