Being Present

What does it mean to honestly and authentically be present in your interactions with others? How difficult is it to maintain eye contact when you’re searching for your most thoughtful thoughts? Why do we often avoid the tough conversations and skirt around important issues in hopes of getting around to it later?

What if we could be in total control of our thoughts and emotions and be able to listen attentively and respond accordingly with our whole being? Be able to create the right amount of space for the other person to share authentically and feel connected, intellectually, spiritually, as well as, completely understood?

What would we be able to accomplish with this skill?

We would be able to reach amazing heights in our personal life, our relationships, our careers and our communities. Our ability to create world peace would more than likely be within reach if we could also get the other person to do the same.

At this highly communicative state, the only barrier to total harmony would be our disparate human belief systems. And if we could learn to align our innate humanity with our universal love for life and our planet then we just might be able to continue on this miraculous journey.

The Paris Agreement is the epitome of keeping this dialogue open in the name of helping our planet to mend itself and for each country to decide on their own what they will do and how they will measure their pollutive effects to the environment and take steps to reduce their detrimental impact.

In my view, this agreement is a sane approach to dealing with the challenges our world is facing in terms of overpopulation, food shortages and lack of easily accessible fresh water. This agreement is now under threat by The United States, one of the world’s largest polluters, pulling out.

It’s not certain how this audacious move by President Trump will effect the #1 polluter China and the #3 polluter India, but hopefully it will inspire them to take the lead on this accord. The #2 polluter USA is now aligned with Syria and Nicaragua who did not agree to the accord because they were afraid that by reducing the pollution they will stifle their economies… Seriously? According to latest polls, there are already nearly 500,000 people employed in the USA in Solar and Wind power industries compared with 187,000 working on fossil fuel production.

I am optimistic that individual states will take it upon themselves to take a sane approach to reducing pollution while increasing education, training, research and development in clean energy technologies. I am also optimistic that the smartest minds in the world will continue to focus their energy on finding inteligent solutions to our world’s biggest challenges.


Dominic Kotarski – International Consultant | Author | Coach | Trainer | Speaker

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