Episode #2 Be Fully Present
Take a deep breath. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert have a conversation about the crucial, yet extremely difficult practice of really being wherever you are.
Life is so short. So why would I not want to be present in my present tense?Dr. Michael Brown
- We struggle to be fully present with others because we are either focused on the future or preoccupied with the past.
- Our busyness too often translates into hurry.
- We are only ever guaranteed this very moment in time.
- The only thing that lasts forever is human interaction.
- There may be no greater gift we can give to others than our physical presence combined with our utmost attention.
- Being fully present doesn’t always require a significant amount of time.
- Practice 5 minutes of stillness each day to prepare your body and mind to be fully present with others.
- Place your cell phone in a ‘phone basket’ for a few hours each evening.
- Remind yourself, “This is a sacred moment” whenever you enter a room with only one person present.
In This Episode
Choose What Lasts
Why is it so difficult to invest in what ultimately matters the most? Why, as human beings, do we often find ourselves so distracted by those tasks and details that matter the least?
Slow It Down
Faster isn’t always better, and in fact, we are often at our best when we are at our slowest. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Greg Dickerson remind us that our pace is our choice and explore how slowness can actually give us more time.
Reduce Screen Time
If we’ve learned anything through the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that a screen can never replace a face. This week, Logan Brown and Dr. Justin Brown offer their tips for being fully present in the presence of people.