Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Friday, September 30, 2016

Presence is love

“If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence”
                                                                         Thich Nhat Hanh

It seems so simply really

Love equal presence
Sometimes we are just too busy
On the run, going from one thing to another

But we find so many ways not to be present
Smart phones destroy presence
Busy minds do too

Can we be present if we are thinking about the next task,
The next meeting, the next person?
Can we truly be there for another if we are filled with worry?
Or anger, or fear?

But presence is shown in ways both big and small

Presence is in the eyes,
And in the touching

Presence is birthed when we listen, deeply
When we share our hearts
And sometimes when we are silent

Presence is in eyes that connect
In hands that help
And words that comfort

Presence is focus
It is making the person in front of us, not just the most important person in the world
But the whole world,
For that moment

Presence is

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