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When They're All Lined Up With Sticks

I talk a lot about presence. If you've read my recent blogs, it may seem as if I've got this presence and surrender thing nailed. Yay me! I can cross that bit off my to-do list. Except it doesn't work like that, does it? Presence isn't something we accomplish. It's something we bring ourselves back to . . . again and again and AGAIN. So if I gave you the impression that I'm all calm and zen, I owe you a huge apology. I'm not. Several weeks ago, before COVID 19 had really taken hold—before social distancing and masks and gloves and closure of schools and businesses—I experienced something that really threw me off my game. I was out running errands, and had made a quick stop at my local Food