Mindful Contemplation

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Have Presence

Before you begin, take a deep breathe and find the center of your being.

Take your time here, read slowly, and then again with a deeper sacred awareness. 

Have Presence

Have Presence

In gentle flow

In sacred rhythm



Pause Deeply

Until your heart stops pounding

Until your mind stops racing



Listen profoundly

To the silence

Until the chatter stops

Until the silence speaks



Respond freely

To life’s encounter

To the joy and the pain

To divine love

With love

With a tear or a cry

With a song or a dance

With a life fully lived

In an eternity-moment


In gentle flow

In sacred rhythm

Let it come again

Have presence


 –  by Troy Fenlason