Technology, repetitive thoughts, and being involved in the rat race of life take us away from pure presence. If we get lost in our mind’s chatter, we cannot be conscious. Texting or doing other tasks – while attempting to engage in conversation – also prevents genuine connectedness. Living in the moment requires awareness – ‘being’ instead of ‘doing’ – paying attention fully with our eyes, and listening intently with our ears. Nothing distracts us. Being present is an amazingly beautiful gift – to oneself and all others. Would you like to be the gift of presence today?