The Power Of Presence

Many of us have at least an intuitive sense that being present to tasks, people and patterns in our work has amazing value. Being distracted is one opposite of being present. Being unpresent happens just as well when we're attached to judgment, whether good or bad. This doesn't mean eschewing judgment. Being discerning is a critical requirement for our effectiveness. Non-attachment to judgment means openness to new information, to the possibility that there may be more to any reality than what appears. It is openness to the ubiquitous fact of change.

One of my teachers encouraged us to add the simple and powerful words "for now" to any judgment. This creates context for perspective and opens space for us to see beyond our judgements.

Being present gives us power in all of our efforts and relationships at work.