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.
Calming, Smiling, Present moment, Wonderful moment by Thich Nhat Hanh shares his ideas about treating ourselves to feeling calm, smiling, and being present.
Closest to the Light by Jamal Rahman suggests making the most of each day by giving priority to tasks that hold the greatest sacredness and meaning.
Don't Watch the Clock by Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat beckons us to the present moment with the suggestion that we follow our intuition rather than the clock.
The Examen Prayer and the Body's Knowing by Christine Valters Paintner helps us practice the presence of God by asking questions about what drains our energy and what restores it.
Free Intuitive Writing by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat uses writing to get in touch with the present.
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 shares a means for returning to the here and now with a breath and a smile.
Here-and-Now Exercise by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat describes a journal exercise for this very moment.
Intentional Laziness by Tom Cowan reminds us to attend and open to whatever movements pass through us.
Let Me Think About That by Allan Lokos helps us to be fully present in our conversations while avoiding quick decisions 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 reminds us to be here in attendance -- to see what is right in front of us.
Looking without Judgment by Pragito Dove teaches a technique for being present with what is by 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 Present of Presence by Joyce Rupp offers a prayer and numerous suggestions for giving the gift of presence.
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 and presence to an activity that can be an exercise in relaxation and good relations.
Standing in Line by Arjuna Ardagh counsels us to sink into the moment with the art of body awareness and deep attention.
This Suffices by Brenda Shoshanna offers ideas for fostering contentment with what we have at present.
Waking Up Practice by Thich Nhat Hanh presents a vow to live fully in each moment and to look with eyes of compassion.
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