- Watch children at play; they know how to be in the moment! If no children live in your home, volunteer to be with children at a nursery school, day care center, library, or other place.
- It is easier to be present in some kinds of activities than in others. Examples are gardening, playing or singing music, or putting together a puzzle. Choose one of these to do as a family or a group one evening this week. See the passages in Spiritual Literacy for more ideas.
- There is a Jewish tradition, notes Naomi Levy in To Begin Again, that a single visit to someone's sickbed takes away one sixtieth of the person's illness. "The ancient sages understood that just being in the presence of another human being can lift a person up." Visit someone who is sick as a family, if appropriate. Arrange through a congregation, hospital, or nursing home for your group to regularly participate in a visitation program.