A Present of Presence
Being present to the present is, itself, a spiritual practice of great
magnitude. It is
a practice that nudges us to awareness, alertness and attention. It is
aided by a
desire to live the human life as fully and significantly as possible.
numerous distractions and diversions that threaten our resolve to be present
present, but the promise of the practice is that we will avoid coming
to the end of
our lives feeling as though we've never lived at all.
--From the essay "Simplicity of Time"
by The Rev. Canon Renée Miller
the essay in its entirety.