Ways to practice Being Present include living in the present moment, haiku, free intuitive writing, gardening, practicing the presence of God, and the specific practices below.
Blessing This Day by Caroline Myss and Frances Sheridan Goulart encourages us to live in the present tense, remembering this is all we have.
Closest to the Light by Jamal Rahman suggests giving priority to tasks that hold the greatest sacredness and meaning.
Don't Watch the Clock by Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat beckons us to move through our work intuitively rather than counting the hours.
The Examen Prayer and the Body's Knowing by Christine Valters Paintner helps us ask questions about what drains our energy and what restores it.
Fully Enjoying Your Hobby by Tom Cowan recommends appreciating our creative endeavors as if this might be the last time we enjoy them.
Gatha for a Stop Sign by Barbara Ann Kipfer brings us back to a slower pace with a breath and a smile.
Intentional Laziness by Tom Cowan reminds us that carefree reverie can yield our best thoughts and insights.
Let Me Think About That by Allan Lokos prevents us from making quick decisions that we might regret later.
Live in the Present by Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat delineates phrases that we tend to use to indicate past or future, so that we can bring even our language into the present.
Look at the View by Anna Quindlen allows us to see what is right in front of us.
Looking without Judgment by Pragito Dove teaches a technique for finding a greater flexibility, openness, and receptivity within ourselves.
Nothing Happens Next by Clark Strand carries us into the present with a memorable cartoon image.
The Sacred Pause by Tara Brach explores a way that we can begin life freshly by relaxing and paying attention to our immediate experience.
Sending an Email by Pragito Dove brings our full awareness to an activity that can be an exercise in relaxation and good relations.
Standing in Line by Arjuna Ardagh brings the art of body awareness and deeper attention to what can otherwise feel like wasted time.
This Suffices by Brenda Shoshanna calms the ravenous being inside us that refuses to be satisfied with what is given.
Waking Up Practice by Thich Nhat Hanh presents a vow to live fully in each moment and to look at beings with eyes of compassion.
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