#95- Living the present moment fully

7 février 2024

With this meditation, Danis Bois explores an attitude that underlies meditation: “Inhabiting the present moment”. Being in the present is at the heart of meditation, and all meditative practices aim to enter into a relationship with the now.

With the help of a step-by-step process, participants explore how to sit in the moment and anchor themselves in the present as neutral observers. How to let things happen, to welcome them, to accept them as they are, without expectation, impatience or dissatisfaction. It’s about honouring everything that arises to perception, however minute. Later on, from the present moment, they will visit past and future.

The notion of temporality is very broad when we talk about things that are essential. In terms of temporality, we could have a temporality that is connected with the time of the clock, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. And we can also see temporality in terms of eternity and a space dimension where we talk about ‘infinite’ and with temporality of moments of ‘eternity’.

There is the time that is passing, the time of the clock, and then there is the time that we feel; and it is the feeling of this time that gives time time, gives warmth to life and makes us hope.

Danis Bois

Being present to the present moment.

Being present to the present moment is being aware of what we are living, of what we are feeling, of what we are thinking in real time of the present moment that is flowing.

Being aware of what we are in the process of doing and to live is a way to slow down this time that usually just passes, passes, passes, almost despite ourselves, and yet time is so precious.

And with meditation we have the feeling that time doesn’t slip between our fingers. It is not out of our reach. We can honor it with our presence and with our awareness. And we can make better use of it for our life.

Time is the embodied fabric of each of our lives.

And meditation helps us to reconnect with what is current for us now: What do I truly want? What do I think about what I am feeling here?

Is time full of encounters that are established in advance or is time a dynamic process that enables us to be on time with our life? 

Danis Bois

How to take part ?

Danis Bois, a Doctor of Education, has been meditating for over 40 years and is co-author of the book “Full-presence meditation, the Seven Ways to Access to Human Warmth” translated into English by Hélène Pennel and published by Point d’Appui. Danis Bois runs a weekly meditation open to anyone interested in meditation. He tackles general or specific themes according to his inspiration.

This quarter’s meditation began on 17 January February 2024 on the theme of silence. Subsequent meditations will go into greater depth on this subject and will tackle other themes every Wednesday until 10 April.

Each quarter includes podcasts available for one year. You can join us by registering directly on the meditate with Danis Bois website and you will have access to the meditations from the beginning of the quarter. You can also subscribe to past quarters by choosing the themes that interest you.

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