Friday, July 26, 2013


"Real motivation most often comes not from seductive words promising us the fruition of our dreams, but rather from within, from facing ourselves more honestly. This takes deep questioning, looking, listening, feeling, and sensing; it takes presence. What is perceived through presence, which includes not just the great beauty and mystery of our lives but also our many forms of lying, self-deception, and mechanicalness, is often uncomfortable and difficult to bear, but such presence, the conscious immediacy of all the levels and dimensions of ourselves, lies at the very core of who we are. Presence, intimate consciousness, is itself the wondrous miracle of being."--Dennis Lewis

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