One of the things that is missing the most in the world today is “presence”. We’ve become a society where everyone watches TV, communicates electronically, interacts superficially and there is a lack of presence. This is because people have given away their own presence and don’t know how to get it back. There are many ways that people do this, but one of ways is by becoming too invested in a particular thing – a particular idea, a particular relationship, a particular possession or a particular dream. In becoming so invested in these areas or things, or sometimes just in one thing, we give away our power to simply be present because we’ve transferred it to the object of our focus. It’s a bit like tunnel vision where we’re focusing just on one thing to the exclusion of everything else. In doing this we not only lose our perspective, but we move away from our presence. We give away our ability to be our joyful, abundant self, fully present, fully aware. We lose our centre.