…Just yesterday, one of my fave humans and I were talking about the magic of being “present”. And of course, just as we were discussing this, this gem that I had written six months ago appeared in my news feed.

How fitting it is for me, once again.

I love you, Tricky Universe <3

And I’m loving YOU! And you andyouandyouandyouandyouandyou <3


Presence, or the |Art of Being-Here-Now|{for me} is an ongoing practice.

…For, as I experience it, [presence is a practice] indeed. And it is one that I simultaneously crave and resist.

Because to live in the present moment is to both *feel and experience* ABSOUTELY EVERYTHING that is to be registered on a conscious level.

To be really and truly present during such here-and-now experiences is to register any and all sensations that may arise, in the very moment that they are occurring, the very space that they occupy, and for whatever duration is required for them to unravel and unfold own their own, without force, in their ENTIRETY.

So, naturally, to experience this concept of presence, even for just one teensy flesh-and-blood moment, is to feel things intense and uncomfortable. It is to tiptoe beyond the comfort zones of our unconscious living and into the enlightening discomforts of personal growth and awareness. It is to surrender into the present, give into the mystery, and let this unknown stuff wash over, engulf, and have its way with us as we let go and trust the process that we know nothing of.

…So, it is no wonder that these beautiful experiences are also messy, visceral, vulnerable, intense and raw. And, it is also no wonder that these magical moments are also playful, creative, ecstatic, dreamy, intimate, and euphoric, as well.

This present moment living really is worth every moment that it has to offer. It is worth learning to detach, observe, accept, and embrace each and every experience these moments offer us . It is worth learning to unlearn, tear labels off, and become nonsensical, and somehow, strangely, more alive, as we instead surrender into a process of transformational metamorphosis, that deconstructs us, reconstructs us, and then sends us off to emerge and transcend whatever wilderness it was that we had come from.

…This is presence. And presence, no matter how beautiful and tricky, is ever-changing and always magical.

#yogawithel #intheflesh #nowhere #herenow #ridethewave #trickyuniverse #mytruestlove #presenceisagift #trickyuniverse

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