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.


Brother David Steindl-Rast: How to Be Fully Alive | Super Soul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Brother David Steindl-Rast, author, scholar and Benedictine monk, stresses the importance of being aware of the present moment in order to feel fully alive.


How Do I Stay in the Present Moment When It Feels Unbearable?

Thich Nhat Hanh answers questions during a retreat in Plum Village (May, 2014). Question: How do I stay in the present moment when it feels unbearable?


Getting Present with Caroline Welch

Caroline Welch joins us for a conversation about cultivating and pursuing a mindfulness practice. Caroline is the Co-founder and CEO of the Mindsight Institute and author of The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women.


Surrender Yourself to the Present Moment | Dharma Talk by Thich Nhat Hanh (2004-01-14)

We begin with a reminder of the gatha we learned in the prior dharma talk. The gatha can be used when we are practicing sitting mediation, standing, walking, and lying down-the four positions of the body. We can listen to the music of our breathing in and breathing out.


About Peter Crone, the Mind Architect

Peter redesigns the subconscious mind that drives behavior to inspire a new way of living, from limitation and stress to freedom and joy.


The Gift of Presence & Mindfulness W/ Caroline Welch

CarolineWelchAuthor is just the person to guide you through it. With her mindfulness practices based around purpose, pivoting, and pacing, she gives us (women in particular!) a beautiful framework to make big, purpose-driven decisions in our lives.


Desales Wellness—Walking Meditation for Mindfulness


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