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Shallow Wells of Presence

kaKarl Krolow, one of the greatest postwar German poets, once wrote:

It is a long time

Since I lay so deep in sleep.

Gradually one learns once more:

Wells dry up.

A state of presence is a shallow well. Mindfulness dries up. Its half life is short. Rarely mindfulness transcends the moment that gave it birth. Therefore, it must be renewed in between the strides of our sleep-walk. The well of presence must too be watered.

 

 

 

Shallow Wells of Presence


Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is www.pavelsomov.com and his practice website is www.drsomov.com

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).


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APA Reference
Somov, P. (2014). Shallow Wells of Presence. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 22, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2014/05/shallow-wells-of-presence/

 

Last updated: 27 May 2014
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