The Gift Of Presence
Are we becoming desensitised? Are we so distracted we’re losing the ability to sense the world around us?
It seems more and more difficult to be fully immersed in conversations. You can almost hear the noise coming from the minds of those “busy” people who see conversing as either a necessity to getting something achieved or an inconvenience as it’s halting their productivity. Now, this is not about idle chat about what junk food John from reception might be eating or the latest reality show gossip but proper discussions with a colleague, friend or family member.
If we’re not present, we’re disconnected. If we’re disconnected we’re isolated. If we’re isolated we lack a deep support network and when we lack that we get lonely, anxious and depressed.
If we’re not present, we’re missing out on what’s going on around us. If we’re missing out on what’s around us we’re missing out on life.
Are we so distracted about the life we’re striving for we’re forgetting to live in the life we’re actually living-today!
The biggest lesson I learnt from my experience of dying was gratitude. I’m grateful for everything around me and to be grateful in life I have to be present. And presence has taught me how to live a more fulfilled life.
Now you don’t need a near death experience to change your mindset and behaviours. Just stop for a moment and look around, listen, smell the roses. There’s some really cool stuff happening out there in this world of ours and when you embrace it, it’ll bring happiness into your life.
Thanks for reading!