At first glance, practicing presence seems like a passive approach to life. If we are sitting in presence and observing everything passing through, how are we to ever get anything done? Actually, practicing presence can help us take swifter, wiser, and more decisive action. We practice stillness, observing the movement of all things, in order to learn how to attend to all the experiences—good, bad, or indifferent—of the present moment. From this clarity, we can better see what action, if any, is needed now to lay the groundwork for the future. Now is the only moment in which you can breathe, be, and take action.
In mindful presence,
We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.