The Present of Your Presence

December 14, 2009

It is the most profound human need to be known and to be loved and it has commonly been said that the greatest gift we can offer another is that of our presence – our full, undivided attention.

Susan Scott writes in her book Fierce Conversations of a tribe in South Africa and their common greeting.  We say “hello.”  They say, “Sawu bona,” which translates, “I see you.”  The response: “Sikhona” translated, “I am here.”  We do not truly exist to and cannot be truly experienced by another until we are fully enveloped in the scope of their awareness.  Take time to be present with all whom you come in contact this season and always.