Presence

by Tom Swift

A day is precious because each day is essentially the microcosm of your whole life. Each day offers possibilities and promises that were never seen before. To engage with honor the full possibility of your life is to engage in a worthy way the possibility of your new day. Each day is different. … The new day deepens what has already happened and unfolds what is surprising, unpredictable, and creative. You may wish to change your life, and you may be in therapy or religion, but your new vision remains merely talk until it enters the practice of your day.

-John O’Donohue, Anam Cara (1996)