MENTAL PRESENCE

 

ARTS OF MENTAL PRESENCE


To stand openly with any current opinion

explaining it clearly to interested others

without ever getting defensive

or trying to change the mind of those who see otherwise

or, in the presence of disinterest of contrary beliefs,

to stand confidently present, silently

without slipping blindly into illusions of certainty

or self-righteousness, ceasing to entertain any new data

especially when it may sensibly call for revision

if not change of mind completely


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