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Presence is a quality of welcoming, open awareness, which is dedicated simply to "what is."
There can still be someone who is aware and there is that of which they are conscious - the sound of running water, the taste of tea, the feeling of fear, or the weight and texture of sitting on a seat.
And then there can be a letting go of the one who is aware, and all that remains is presence.
All of this is totally without judgment, analysis, the wish to reach a conclusion, or to become anything.
There is no mentation and no expectation.
There is simply "what is."
- Tony Parsons, from As It Is - The Open Secret of Spiritual Awakening
Posted by thomas meehan