LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #18 – Presence

An abstract concept that is difficult to define. Outwardly it might come across as a certain self-assurance, poise or magnetism, all valued qualities for a performer. However, these qualities, are only the consequence of, “being present”. This means being here and now with one’s attention and aware of how events unfold moment to moment, both inside and outside us. Thus, presence is the quality implicit in being completely there at the time-place coordinates where things are happening. And that’s precisely the position from which the experience of life can be lived to the full.

 

 

María Ferrara

 

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