Robert D Pope/ August 27, 2008/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

My hair stylist, Holly, shared a story with me today about her young daughter.  She told me that when her daughter was three she would come up to her and grab her face in her little hands and look her straight in her eyes and say; “Are you here Mommy, I am here, are you here?” 

It dawned on her a few years later, as she was taking workshops on being present with Leonard Jacobsen, that her daughter was asking for full attention and presence.   The child was present and wanted her Mommy to be present with her.  Out of the mouths of babes comes such wisdom. 

Am I here?  Am I fully present in each moment?  The answer, unfortunately, is no.  I miss out too often as I drift off into thought, concern, judgement or worry.  I leave the bliss of the moment and drift into the unsatisfying haze of thought.  Thought is a distraction from presence and takes me into the past or forward into a future that I can’t know for sure.  Either way, I am gone. 

Joy is experienced now and only in the now.  It doesn’t exist in the past or future.  We might remember a joyful moment or look forward to future of joy, but that is not the same as experiencing joy.  I can only be joyful now.  Thank you, Holly, for the inspiration and the great haircut. It brought me joy to be present with you today!

About Robert D Pope

Dr. Robert Pope has created a new distinction in the world of well-being and healing called: Integral Ontology For over thirty years he has been in the Chiropractic profession and now takes the technology of alignment to the next level. His expertise in bringing the egoic self into alignment with the higher self (Source) supports his mission of assisting in the raising of the consciousness of this planet to the level of joy. He is the creator of Transperative Method Coaching and Joy of Alignment Seminars. His passion is facilitating transformation and he considers himself to be an Integral Ontologist. Fluent in Applied Kinesiology and integration, he dynamically alters the course of his clients life by aligning them with JOY!

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