Archives for the month of: December, 2012

Look. Smile. Love. Presence is everywhere. (c) Mary Marcdante

“Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

“You’re not here anymore. You’ve got to leave
in order to return to the present.”

Paulo Coehlo, Aleph (p. 9)

Sometimes, to experience presence we have to leave home and journey to new places and spaces in our body, heart, mind, spirit and soul. Physical travel allows all these parts of us to venture out and then return home integrated and filled with gratitude and appreciation, which increases presence wherever you are.

There's No Place Like Presence -- photo by Mary Marcdante

The cliches “Familiarity breeds contempt,” “You’re never a hero in your own town,” and “Don’t get too comfortable,” are cliches for a reason – all of these phrases remind us of how easy it is to become numb to the gifts right in front of our eyes. As Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz said when she returned to Kansas, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” But she had to leave home to reawaken that feeling.

What new places call to you? Where might you visit that will bring you closer to your Self?

There’s no place like Presence, there no place like Presence, there’s no place like Presence.