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Graceful Presence

  • 2014 30 Jul
Graceful Presence

Have you ever been with someone and felt instantly at ease? What was it about them that made you feel some comfortable? For me, it’s when someone is comfortable with themselves. They have no need to make an impression. The simply came as they were, able to be fully present to you, and were able to convey their availability through their gentle demeanor. I imagine Christ to have been like that—fully present, comfortable, interested in his guests and fellow travelers. Practice today being ‘gently present.’ Don’t slip into yesterday's regrets or tomorrow's worries, but rather welcome this day and the people in your presence.   

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.