Tuesday Tip with Rich: Awareness Of Life

Do you want to be more present and enjoy life? 


I want to be present.  


I want to enjoy the blue sky and the trees.  

I want to watch my children play.  


I want to enjoy conversations with family and friends. 


I love cities:  their sounds, tall buildings, the hustle and bustle all around, the night life and lights.  


I like the beach and the ocean. 


I like to sit in coffee shops. I like to drink a good cup of French pressed coffee. 


There is nothing like being in the stadium of a university football game:  the roar of the crowd, the sounds of the band, the plays on the field.  There is excitement in the air!


Centering prayer teaches me to be present and enjoy life. 


Centering prayer teaches me to slow down.  


When I slow down I see things as if for the first time.


I can even be present when I drive to work, stop at the gas station or pick up a gallon of milk.  


I can be present when I type on the keys of my laptop. 


To be present means to be open to this moment and what it presents. Just as it is. 


It all belongs in the present:  both the pain and the joy, the snow, the rain and the sunshine, the traffic jams and the quick moving traffic. 


It all belongs exactly as it is in the present.

This is what Centering Prayer can do for you!


Let me know if I can help. 

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