“I call this my Practice of Presence, and I do it every morning for ten minutes,” I responded. “It's helped me live as my true, authentic self – instead of who the world wants or expects me to be.”
-Rachel Macy Stafford
When you consider places where you can be your true, authentic self, where are you? Who are you surrounded by?
What does it look like for you to get to a place where you can tune out expectations or pressures from the world around you?
There were times when Jesus needed to truly be himself and be present. Sometimes that meant separating himself from the crowds. Sometimes that meant going to God in prayer. Sometimes that meant being with just the small group of his closest followers.
As we prepare to move into Holy Week this Sunday and travel the difficult road with Jesus, what can you do to be open to the spaces where you need to disconnect or where can you be your real and best self?
Reach out to those who help you be present in that abs journey together. Take time for connecting with God in ways that bring life to you.