Presence First

Good words on presence
June 30, 2008, 8:51 pm
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“I’ve been thinking about something for a long time, and I keep noticing that most human speech—if not all human speech—is made with the outgoing breath. This is the strange thing about presence and absence. When we breath in, our bodies are filled with nutrients and nourishment. Our blood is filled with oxygen, our skin gets flush; our bones get harder—they get compacted. Our muscles get toned and we feel very present when we’re breathing in. The problem is, that when we’re breathing in, we can’t speak. So presence and silence have something to do with each other.” – Li-Young Lee .

Positivity Trumps Negativity
May 30, 2008, 7:37 pm
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A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne
Creator of The Secret 

Did you know that if your life was not changing, you would not exist? 

Our Universe and everything in it is continually changing, because our Universe is made of energy. Energy can only exist if it is in motion and changing. If energy stopped being in motion, our entire Universe and all Life would vanish. Our lives are also energy, and therefore they too must always be in motion and continue to change. You cannot stop the motion and change in your life, and nor would you want to. The changing nature of energy gives us Life. It causes Life to grow and causes us to grow.   

And yet when there is a big change of energy which affects our lives, we often label it as bad, and cause ourselves sorrow, pain, and suffering  by resisting the change. But you always have a choice. In the Universe there is never just one way. You are never trapped with no way out, no matter what has occurred. There are two paths available to you in every circumstance and moment in your life. The two paths are the positive and the negative, and YOU are the one who chooses which path you will take. 

You have the power to transform negative change into positive, but you cannot do it by resisting the change. Resisting the change is focusing on the negative and it is choosing the negative path, which brings with it even more negativity, more pain, and misery.  

To transform the negative into positive, you must choose the positive path and command that this changing energy transforms into millions of blessings that pour down on you and everyone involved. Command the changing energy to bring unlimited good and positivity. Know and believe in your heart that as you command it, it must be done.   

And then the day will come in the not too distant future, when you will look back and see all the blessings that you brought into this world through you and change. 


Why this blog exists.
April 22, 2008, 2:48 am
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I have started this blog called Presence First based on the 5 P’s, 3 of which I came up with while I was going through yoga training a few years back. The 5 P’s are now presence, practice, persistance, perseverance, patience and ultimately, peace. I feel that if you were to live your life adhering to these 5 P’s, your life, at least mine would be smoother. My medical condition, Multiple Sclerosis, makes attepting to live my life with these 5 P’s always at the forefront of my mind interesting. What are your thoughts?

Presence in all I do
April 19, 2008, 11:27 am
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I can’t say that I’ve perfected “being present” in everything I do.  Sometimes I catch myself tired after work and snapping at the kids as I go through the motions preparing dinner.  I’m working hard to engage them in what I do and recognize that they just want a moment with me and I just need to be present and give them that moment.  Who knew peeling carrots with a five year old could be so fun.  And so I move on to the next “P”….. PRACTICE!

5 P’s
April 18, 2008, 8:23 pm
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Trying to be constantly present is harder than it sounds. Going through every second of your day, trying to be always aware is a ton of work. But with these 5 words, I am certain of my success. Presence, practice, persistance, patience and peace will lead to my ultimate success.