May I infuse my life
With mindful attention
Moment by moment,
So that I may live
With the love, happiness, and choices
That I can only know in the now.
—From NOW! The Art of Being Truly Present

Now! The Art of Being Truly Present
Wisdom Publications, 2004

When we think of the moments when we have really been present—for a beautiful sunset, a spectacular meal, a loving embrace, an extraordinary musical performance—we know that it is possible to experience the blessings of our lives joyfully. Now! The Art of Being Truly Present offers a unique set of tools for living more consciously so that we find this same joy amid the stresses of everyday life.

"In this timely paperback, the author elucidates the bounties of mindfulness and meditation. On each left-hand page, you will find a brief commentary on a subject that is a natural part of daily living; these are intended to be used for pondering, journaling, or discussion in small groups. On the opposite page, you will find invocations [that function as] verses for reflection. These are designed to bring the practice of mindfulness to every moment of existence so that nothing is slighted or overlooked. The book is organized into segments on presence of spirit, of heart, of mind, of conduct, in relationship, and in the world. These reflections and invocations can bring us to a fresh appreciation of being present."
Spirituality and Health review


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