There is neither past nor future, everything flows in an eternal present.
Text by the Irish writer James Joyce
The TRANSFORMATIVE contribution that Attention to the Present makes to our lives is produced when we learn to live by paying attention in a focussed way to our DAILY LIVES. The formal exercises are useful as a learning process or as a practice in RELAXATION but they are INCAPABLE of TRANSFORMING OUR LIVES. The more time we spend paying attention to OURSELVES the more CONSCIOUS we will become of the CONFLICTS that are PRODUCED by LIVING BY RESPONDING IN AN AUTOMATIC WAY.
The more time we spend paying attention to OURSELVES, the more aware we will become THAT WE HAVE THE ABILITY AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CHOOSE THAT OUR RESPONSES BE CONSISTENT WITH OUR LIVES.
WHAT MORE, REALLY?
WILL IT BE THE LIFE WE HAVE ALWAYS SOUGHT?