Day to day life, work, relationships, financial matters, pain, illness - they all have a powerful pull for our attention. 

We try to cope and manage the complexity and uncertainty.

If everything of the day-to-day, including all memory of it, were to vanish just for a moment, and all that was left was what is here in our lives right now, what would be left?

Imagine if all thinking stopped.

Put yourself into that - like the movie of life froze on the screen.

In the absence of thinking, what is there?

Absence of anything.

You would become simply aware - waiting for the next thought.

Absence - a state of being open, clear, fully present and available.

You would be totally present.

Presence arises in the absence of thinking.

Presence is not a thing; it is the space in which things arise.