Presence by Peter Marinelli
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her that is not true love. When your beloved is suffering, you need to recognize her suffering, anxiety, and worries, and just by doing that you already offer some relief.
Mindfulness relieves suffering because it is filled with understanding and compassion.
When you are really there, showing your loving-kindness and understanding, the energy of the Holy Spirit is in you. That is why I told the priest in Florence that mindfulness is very much like the Holy Spirit.
Both of then help us touch the ultimate dimension of reality.
Mindfulness helps us touch nirvana, and the Holy Spirit offers us a door to the Trinity.
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