To be present is to be in a state of consciousness where you are fully aware of your own mind and what is behind your thought processes in this moment, in this place. It is to accept the present, without worrying about the past or the future. Many center their spiritual practices to practice living in the moment, as it is the only moment in which we are alive, as a way to be closest to the Divine. Others use focusing on the present as a way to alleviate anxiety, stress, and grief. Still others use their practice to connect better with others and practice with others. Whatever your motivation, there are many approaches to practicing being present.


Settling into Presence

Eckhart Tolle offers guidance for settling into presence and resting in the depth of an “unfilled” moment. This video features the music of Nawang Khechog as found on the album "Music As Medicine"(2004)


Adyashanti - Listening

This fresh and insightful satsang reveals an essential but often-missed aspect of spirituality: the art of listening. Adyashanti shows us how we can experience true listening-not just hearing sounds with our ears, but rather opening our entire being to what is.


Meditation Self-Compassion for Parents

This guided meditation from Yael Shy, founder and director of MindfulNYU, will help moms and dads cultivate self-compassion so they can be kinder and gentler with themselves.


"A Good Day" with Brother David Steindl-Rast

This video, featuring Brother David, a highly respected Benedictine monk, author and spiritual leader, is a BLESSING to all those with "eyes to see and ears to hear." Look, listen and be inspired by this powerful message on grateful living.


What Do You Recommend for Healing Trauma?

Sometimes it may be difficult to see past trauma, to be completely in the moment without excessive thinking or managing past trauma. Eckhart offers a compassionate look at suffering through the lens of awakening.


One of My Favourite Meditation Techniques | Russell Brand

One of my favourite meditations to do are Mooji's - which you can find on YouTube. He was a guest on my Under The Skin podcast this week and here are some of the lessons I learned from him.


Tara Brach: Finding the Juice Inside Fear

Learning to bring a mindful presence to fear is an intrinsic part of spiritual awakening. In this talk we look at the ways we get caught in the trance of fear, and how the two wings of presence-clear recognition and openheartedness-can free us.


Adyashanti—Chasing Enlightenment

The "you" who is chasing enlightenment will never become enlightened.


How Do You Maximize Your Tiny, Short Life? | Neil Pasricha | TEDxToronto

On October 27, 2016, some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and change-makers joined together onstage at TEDxToronto to deliver powerful talks and performances that embodied our theme, Symbols + Signals.


The Happiness Equation | Neil Pasricha | Talks at Google

What’s the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times–bestselling author, and a husband and dad. After selling more than a million copies of his Book of Awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application.


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