This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
At the end of the day: do others feel loved in your presence? This is the spiritual bottom line.
Sometimes, people can go missing right before our very eyes. Sometimes, we lose sight of ourselves when we’re not paying enough attention.
When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there? The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.