The nature of our presence

To meditate is often to move through a land without paths.

In the room where the philosopher is meditating there is less light, so you have to open your eyes wider. The same is true inside ourselves – There is less that is obvious or reassuring, so we must open our mind’s eye much wider…

Mindfulness …means stopping to make contact with the ever-shifting experience that we are having at the time, and to observe the nature of our relationship to that experience, the nature of our presence at that moment.

from Christophe Andre’s lovely book, Mindfulness: 25 Ways to Live in the Moment through Art

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