Practicing Presence

As children, we were often told as we dashed out of the back door and onto a new adventure, “Be careful!” Essentially, we were being asked to be aware—to pay attention. Essentially, we were being asked to soften, open, and receive. In life, we practice receptivity when we are courteous; we allow for ease and … More Practicing Presence

Soften, Open, and Receive

Our Week 4 practice brings awareness to three powerful qualities: soft, open, and receptive. We might also consider these choices: softening, opening, and receiving. These are very powerful choices. We begin with the breath. While we receive  oxygen on every inhale, all day and all night, sometimes consciously and sometimes unconsciously, becoming intimate with this occurrence … More Soften, Open, and Receive