Saturday, March 01, 2008

Two meanings for "present"

From the Spirituality and Practice page on being present:
Being present in the spiritual life always has a double meaning. There's present, as in here, in attendance. And there's present, as in now, a moment of time. What is the spiritual practice of being present? Being here now.
There's much to be said about pondering on this double meaning. Many of us are trapped living in the past or in the future or in a fantasy world. The ability to stay in the moment is the most important antidote going for blame and anxiety.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:09 AM

    Is there really a difference between the two? They seem very much the same to me.


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