"The Practice of Presence" is about coming alive to the present moment. Readers will discover practical guidance on how to seek daily what we truly desire behind all the urgencies and obligations of our lives: contact with our own immediate inner truth. Here are the seminal ideas of five great spiritual paths as seen through the lens of a seeker's experience. Tai Chi, prayer, and meditation are well known. The Alexander Technique and Jungian studies are not usually thought of as spiritual and the Gurdjieff teaching is relatively unknown. Yet each of these paths to wholeness is complementary to the others, calling on the body, mind, and feeling in unique ways that can lead to a growing integration of all three.