the practice of being present

"The practice of paying attention really does take time. Most of us move so quickly that our surroundings become no more than the blurred scenery we fly past on our way to somewhere else. We pay attention to the speedometer, the wristwatch, the cell phone, the list of things to do, all of which feed our illusion that life is manageable."
—Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World
"Reverence requires a certain pace. It requires a willingness to take detours, even side trips, which are not part of the original plan." —Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World
Paying attention to it, she learned how God paid attention to her.
— Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World