Being Present

People can be together, but not together. I see this at work all the time. couples families, friends gathered around a table with a delicious meal before them, but each in their own world. With their own device, completely disconnected and oblivious to one another. Being present, really present, is a discipline. There are so many things vying for your attention all the time, that it takes purpose and intentionality to direct ourselves to the present, the reality of the person in front of you. People thrive in presence.

I would like to invite you to feast on beauty, presence and goodness with us. To cultivate a value for each in your own lives. What we feed on is what we emit. One of my favorite children's books is "Miss Rumphius." I love the question that grandfather poses to little Alice. "What are you going to do to make the world more beautiful?"

 

What is your unique expression of beauty the world is hungry for? What is the unique presence that you bring to the table? What is the goodness in life that you have tasted?

Eric Schuler