I choose the way that leads between the two great lines of force’

One of the things worth considering as we seek to achieve the inner quality of presence has to do with where our attention is focused. In the world as it is today it is so easy to become caught up in the drama of the global challenges we face drawing us to an outer place. They are of course significant issues and undoubtedly deserving of our attention. The question though is at what level of our attention?

To maintain the quality of centredness that conveys and underpins a high level of presence requires us to elevate our ‘thinking’ and attention to the highest possible level. By that I mean stepping back and connecting with a bigger perspective and holding a balanced focus. If for example, we picture in our minds a set of old fashioned weighing scales, we are called upon to be able to put equal weight in each side of the scale if we are to achieve balance.

So it is when we seek to take a higher, more balanced perspective. In any situation, no matter how challenging, if we objectively examine the factors that need to be considered and ensure we keep an equal weight on both sides of the consideration, we put ourselves in a position where our attention can naturally gravitate upwards to a higher point of synthesis.

Our ability to weigh all aspects of a situation and strive for a higher point of understanding enables us to hold a different point of balance. This in turn opens up a new level of access in our consciousness enabling our presence to grow. Instead of reacting from a place of fear or uncertainty we find ourselves navigating a strengthened pathway underpinned by a greater sense of understanding. This is far from easy and can also be likened to a tightrope walker using every muscle to hold a place of centredness and balance. In other words, choosing the way between two great lines of seemingly opposing force and releasing a greater energy of presence.