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.


How Rich Roll Uses Meditation to Run and Run and Run

This ultra-athlete makes 320-mile races feel a little easier with Headspace. Learn to meditate in ten minutes a day with the Headspace app.


How Mindfulness Can Help You to Live in the Present | Rev. Takafumi Kawakami | TEDxKyoto

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami, embraces the skill of mindfulness as the center of Zen Buddhism and meditation, inspiring us all to slow our frantic lives to stay true to the present.


Transforming Your Relationship with Anxiety, with Tara Brach

Strong anxiety frequently triggers fight-flight-freeze, our survival brain’s strategy for dealing with threats. This can become a trance that dominates our thoughts, feelings, behaviors and deepest experience of who we are.


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 Mindful Athlete | George Mumford | Talks at Google

“Being in the Zone” or “Flow” is enhanced by the regular practice of being in the present moment, whether on or off the court. George Mumford has been teaching the NBA’s biggest stars about flow and mindfulness for years, including Michael.


Bringing Meditation to Daily Life

Kim discusses the many simple ways we can bring the stillness and alertness we enjoy in our sitting meditation practice into our daily lives and ordinary tasks.


20 Minute Mindfulness Meditation for Being Present / Mindful Movement

This is a guided meditation to help you develop your skill of being mindful and present. It will reduce your stress level, as well as improve your overall health and well-being when practiced regularly.


The Mindful Way Through Depression: Zindel Segal at TEDxUTSC


Ground Up 043 - Reprogram Your Mind w/ Dan Harris

I talk with Dan about his path to becoming an anchor, the moments that pushed his career forward & how to find happiness (or at least 10% more of it).


Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.—Mindfulness and Education:​ Cultivating Emotional Intelligence


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