The Gift of Presence

In this 3-minute excerpt Marshall Rosenberg points to the core ingredient of empathy – presence. What is presence? Presence refers to an awakened state of being, that is aware of what is happening here and now.

As we all know it is very easy to be not present, to be occupied with our thoughts, projects and dramas. In order to be present, one needs to have an inner space, that is empty, open and receiving for whatever is offered to us from another person or life in general.

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