Lifelong Learning – How to be Present Where You Are

Five young adults waiting in line in Manhattan, some are using phones to pass the time while the two without phones look exasperated.

We live in a world of distractions. It can be very difficult to connect with people on a personal level rather than through Facebook or Twitter. We visit friends and end up checking our phones every time it pings from an email or a text. We’re not present anymore, but we want to be. We want to put our phones down and have meaningful conversation with those around us. How can we be content with living in the present and not for the future or reminiscing over the past or distracting ourselves through a virtual world? Here are some great insights from Jennifer Rothschild in her article How to Be Present Where You Are.

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