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.