Being present is thrilling, inspiring, absorbing, surprising and even frightening, all at the same time. It is the energy you feel when you know you are alive, the energy of those moments that writers write about, singers sing about, and the dying remember on their deathbeds. We all yearn to be present and to be met by others who are equally present. We are lonely without these encouters. Presence enables you to honour, understand and empathize with others.

Patsy Rodenburg, uit: Presence (How to use positive energy for success)