While I was watching the reality TV show, America's Next Top Model, Tyra Bank's feedback to one model was that she had not been fully present at the photo shoot, which came across in her photograph. She said one could tell by her eyes.
I thought Tyra was making an excellent point. I can see that models who are fully present have this aura about their picture; it's as if the picture is alive, which it is. Presence is life.
For me, being fully present means is about being focused 100% on the here and now in whatever I'm doing, even if that moment only lasts for a few seconds. Then I am being the Presence, my True Self.
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