The miracle is that the practice of presence not only enlivens ourselves, but allows us to share that new life with others and also to receive the presence of the Divine. It is the foundation for truth, and it is the genesis of hope. With practice, presence can, in the words of John G. Bennett, allow us “to serve the future, and to serve with love, with hope, with confidence that it is possible for mankind to be born again.”
– Jeff Zaleski, from the PRESENCE issue’s Focus
Story Editor Betsy Cornwell shares readings from the new Summer 2020 issue of Parabola, PRESENCE, including book excerpts from James George and Alan Watts on practicing awareness and awakening in these uncertain times.