Thursday, November 5, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: The Gift of the Present Moment

The Gift of the Present Moment
A more complete attention proffers many special gifts. These gifts can penetrate through the exigencies of social roles, the seeming hollowness of chance encounters, and even through terrible hurt. Paying attention provides the gift of noticing, and the gift of connecting. It provides the gift of seeing a little bit of ourselves in others, and of realizing that we’re not so awfully alone. It allows us to let go of the burden of so much of what we habitually carry with us, and receive the gift of the present moment.
—Sharon Salzberg, "A More Complete Attention"
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