(För introduktion till denna serie bloggtexter, se http://blog.perspectus.se/?p=693)
Ability to be in the here and now, without judgement and in a state of open-ended presence.
This capacity is strongly linked to Openness and Learning mindset, but emphasizes the quality of making oneself fully available in encounters with other people, in an accepting, mindful, sensitive and non- judgmental way. This quality can partly be regarded as a skill that can be trained by practicing mindfulness exercises. But arguably a well- developed capacity for presence is also dependent on being relatively free from preoccupation with projecting and defending a particular self- image or a psychological need for upholding the stability of a certain worldview that provides a sense of safety. See also the discussion of Humility below. Presence is also related to Self-awareness.