Loving what is starts with being with what is, that’s the core of mindfulness. It involves asking ourselves two simple questions: what’s happening right now, and can I be with this or can I let this be? We begin by befriending what’s here, whatever it is. And then we offer some space to what’s here. The gift of this mindful presence is that when we stop pushing away the moment, when we let the moment be just as it is, space unfolds and opens. There’s a real freedom in not trying to make the moment different, sensing that this moment is enough.