Presence Yields Power

enjoy the present

Many a book has been written stating that the now is the moment.

Presence yields power in a human’s experience and cultivating your strength of Will so that you have the skill set to maintain a state of being that engages all your senses as a result of full present moment awareness is a gateway to some serious good feels and empowerment.

the art and science of human connection

Presence is a heightened state of awareness. Your centre of attention in every moment in what you do and how you interact with other people. It is a conscious CHOICE to be fully aware and engaged in the moment in which you find yourself to be. You have complete governance over your state of being and presence is substantial in terms of a facet of that governance.

We as humans have 3 points of reference in terms of linear time – which quantum science now shows that these 3 points of reference actually exist simultaneously and that is past, present and future. Have you ever heard the saying “the past is history, the future is a mystery, the now is a gift, that is why it is called the present?

yesterday now tomorrow


A good portion of people recycle the experiences of the past, either by reliving their glory days or harping on the life experiences that are still causing them dis empowerment.

Having faced healing complex trauma I came to learn about how our physiological systems are built to recycle emotions that have not had an opportunity to complete their cycle.

When an event happens in your life that is charged with a good deal of emotion, then those experiences become ingrained in our consciousness and can prove to yield a cycle of habitual disempowering thought and feeling states – like a chemical cocktail that keeps you going back for more. Repair from trauma is so important. Mindful presence yields a space for such things to be addressed with care and nurturing.

If the experience was one of good feels and love (finding a life partner, falling in love, surfing a massive wave) then a person may happily reminisce and find value in the memory of a time or even that impacted them in their hearts. If the experience is one of dis empowerment or trauma and they have not had any repair, then those too, have an effect on how you show up in your Mind& Body presently.

don't lose your present to your past

Whatever the polarity of a person’s experience in the past and the physiological and psychological impact they proved to have on the system -when you infuse PRESENCE into your life, then the events of the past have no control over you.

If you live truly in the NOW, then the PAST has no space to enhance or impede your state of being in the situation you find/choose yourself to be in.


Another good portion of people are living ahead of themselves. Always chasing or fretting about what is to come. There seems to be a huge increase in anxiety and attention deficit disorders (at the same time we enter an era where people use screens as babysitters).

Is this code for lack of mindfulness and presence in our everyday interactions and connectedness?

If you are anxious, you are enabling & recycling patterns of victimization in your thinking by worrying or ruminating about events, circumstances, people or places that have not and may not happen yet causing you disharmony in your emotional energies and focused present awareness attention in the here and now.

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It is great to have goals to work towards, but this kind of energy is different. Setting a goal and going with a balanced flow to achieve it allows you to maintain presence in the moments that you have as you work towards it.

Worrying, wondering, ruminating, stressing and placing an obscene amount of importance on the realisation of your goal is disempowering – it takes you out of the power of your present moment attention, wastes a good portion of your mental and emotional energy that would be best used and implemented in its accomplishment.


The path to presence is SIMPLE. Remember here at the GVL, we thrive on SIMPLICITY. We aim to be like nature in that we need not waste energy in the accomplishment of maintaing and empowered and peacful existence.

Connect to your breath and close your eyes. Breathe deeply 3 or 4 times. Then extend that time and see if you can just sit, in your own being, breathing. In and out. Do you have enough skill of will to do this? It will yield presence.

It will yield power, or do you become distracted with interanal thoughts or external happenings around you? Presence involves being here, now, in stillness, in heightened awarenss, receptively and openly.

This space of calm and peace is available to any living, breathing human being.

It is up to the individual being to dial it in by exercising the mindful muscle.

what happens to the now

A good majority of people are engaged in the rat race. What does that term even mean? Are you likening yourself to a rodent? We as humans are not built to live chasing the next moment, and yet our systems in society are set up in a manner that makes this a collective methodology in which to govern ourselves.

95% of all disease in humans is caused by stress. (Bruce LIption cell biologist at Stanford University 1998)

When you exist in moment to moment presence and and energy of mindfulness, then your body remains in a state of homeostasis and therefore is optimal and regulated.

a space of empowerment

Remaining present in your life experience throughout your day yields to you an empowerment in terms of the governance of your emotional and mental energy.

14 thoughts on “Presence Yields Power

  1. Hello,

    I thought your post was really thoughtful and well written. I know for myself, I do still think about things from my past. The older I get though, the more I try to just think about the future. 

    We can’t go back to the past and we can’t change it, so we may as well embrace that was before and today is now.

    Because our lives now are so busy, presence is even more important.

    Good job.

    1. HI Coralie!

      I think that if you have some memories that inspire good feels inside, then that is a good vibe to reminisce in appreciation as long as it doesn’t give off the energy of longing for what was. 

       Otherwise, yes! You have the ticket, being present here now and setting goals for the future is a good kind of momentum to get into in terms of aligning your emotional, thought and physical energy to continually be in creation of yourself and expanding. 

       Presence is power sister friend!

        Enjoy it!

      Thank you for your comment

  2. Hello,

    It’s such a nice post. learning how to enjoy the present and not let the past influence our present and we are not anxious about tomorrow. Finding happiness within our inside and exerting energy that will help us achieve our set goals. When we are consciously controlling our life that definitely brings success into our dealing and endeavors Thank you so much for the information.


    1. Hi Pat!

      Thanks to you for the supportive and affirmative comment!  Sounds to me like you have it dialled in!

      Have a great weekend ahead and stay vibrant!


  3. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and insight. I can definitely relate to many of the ideas you have presented in this article. Unfortunately many years ago I was a victim of domestic abuse and I can definitely say those experiences stuck with me for a very long time and those events certainly effected the way I dealt with different situations. I eventually learned to live life in a healthier way but it took several years. I hope the information you provide reaches and helps many people. Thanks again!

    1. Hi Shannon,

      I appreciate your open and candid comment and I wish you much repair and peace within from your disempowering experience. 

       Domestic abuse is a serious issue and it is indicative of the abuser being a human being in great suffering.  Those that are at peace do not cause harm or inflict crimes against humanity to the ones they are supposed to be nurturing and loving towards. 

       Such events do stay within and it is a formidable and prideful accomplishment to heal and be at peace with such perpetrations.  I have no doubt it took you several years to live a healthier way – we are all designed to be loved, nurtured and appreciated.

        When someones own inner turmoil proves to become an issue and crime against those with whom they share this turmoil, then it creates an exponential effect of disempowerment.  

      Knowledge is power and self knowledge is self empowerment.  I am pleased to hear that you have realigned and are no longer in a situation of disempowerment and are able to vocalize and share your story as it empowers those who have endured the same to come forth and be open about their own human experience.

      Thank you again for your comment and may the good vibes forever be flowing in your favour!


  4. Absolutely love your article. I am a firm believer in we create a lot of our own health and mental issues because of stress. People are so worried about what is happening tomorrow they skip today and worry about a day they are not even promised to see. Great points and great quotes. Thank you for your post.

    1. Hi Scole!

      My point exactly sister friend!  Glad that you have an awareness of what kind of vibe yields a good vibe!

      Enjoy it and your weekend ahead and I thank you for your comment!


  5. I really try to live in the present day. I know that I am definitely one of those people that dwell on the past, wish I did things differently, or worry about what has been done. What is done is done, lessons learned, and if I don’t like what happened then I working on changes. With myself, with my relationships or family, or with my actions. I think too many people worry about what has happened when they should be concentrating on today and how to make it the best.

    1. Presence is power indeed Leahrae and I agree with you that our lives are enriched when we are able to remain focussed on the here and now. There is such simplicity and good value in deep breathing and being presently aware of your own energy in each passing moment. Strength of will and focussed attention can yield very empowering feels for anyone and letting the past be gone and the now be embraced.

      Great wisdom Leahrae.

      Thank you!

  6. Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing this empowering concept. It’s so simple to understand but so difficult to implement. We live in an era of mind dominance. Mind noise present in our head all the time distracts us from the present moment, constantly analyzing the past events or having moved far from the now to the future. Both past and future are fictitious and exist only in our mind or imagination. Only the present moment is real. Nevertheless, we often sacrifice the present moment in the sake of past memories or future dreams. I believe that if we could live in the now, totally immersed in the present moment, our lives would be much more colorful, wealthy and creative and our bodies healthier. I’m wondering why we human beings live our lives so irrationally, whereas all animals and plants live only in the present moment? Did anyone analyze how much time of our life we spend thinking useless thoughts and replacing with them a real life?
    Meditation must be the most powerful exercise to feel or practice the present moment, but most part of our life we spend not in the meditating state. Only watchful focusing on your daily routines, your feelings, emotions, and thoughts will help to fill every moment of your active life with ‘heightened awareness and receptivity’, harmony and unity with nature and inner serenity.

    1. Hi Max!

      I am so appreciative of your insightful and well informed and conscious comment. It is interesting to me that you bring up the animal kingdom as it is apparent to me that animals act in a much more civilized and natural manner with the Earth and its fellow inhabitants that humans have not yet been able to succeed at. Animals only kill for survival – humans seem to kill out of a variety of motivations – all superseded by lack of presence and an imbalanced relationship to the Self. There is a good deal of conscious awakening happening around the globe.

      The disempowering nature of politics and human suffering has awakened a good amount of people into conscious awareness of the higher aspects the world can provide.

      I agree with you that meditation is a very powerful exercise. It has healed aspects of my being that nearly brought me to the end of my life. I endorse it whole heartedly as a method to connect to the higher and more empowered aspects of our humanity.

      Thank you Max!

      It is an honour to have you distilling your wisdom on my site!



  7. We get caught up in our mind from the past and the future, we forget that we have right now. Lately, I have been spending more time within the moment and, guess what, it’s amazing. There’s always a little part of our mind that goes into memories and “what if” scenarios. Yet, we could be on the most amazing hike in the world but our mind isn’t. And we take a picture instead of absorbing the wonderful world around us.

    Great Post, live for today.

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