Presence is about observation, presencing, and realising.*
(Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski and Flowers)
I … a universe of atoms … and atom in the universe**
Everyone has a different presence to bring.
For a while, a few moments in eternity, we bring our particular beauty into view …. and then it is gone.
It is quite unlike the particular beauties of others, made up of the things we have dropped into our “cluttered drawers” over the years, sometimes purposefully, other times because we don’t know where else to put something. I borrow “cluttered drawers” from Anne Lamott:
‘But it comes from within, from love, from the flow of the universe; from inside the cluttered drawers.’^
No-one’s drawer is empty; that would be to say it is possible to live without experiencing. It’s about how and what kind of story we bring together from what we find in the drawer.
(*From Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Sue Flowers’ Presence.)
(**Richard Feynman, quoted in Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: The Universe as an Infinite Storm of Beauty.)
(^From Anne Lamott’s Hallelujah Anyway.)