The Most Important Word in Spirituality

It’ll Surprise You.

There are many candidates for what I think is the most important word in spirituality. My short list would include presence, non-attachment, non-resistance, breathing, self-realization, stillness, consciousness and awareness.

But there’s one word that, without it, we can’t achieve presence, non-attachment, stillness and all the rest…



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David Gerken

Meditation and Mindfulness teacher. Dad of three precious kids. Former writer for THE WEST WING. Follow me at