Words of Wisdom for
Leadership, Learning, and Life in
Exactly 99 Words

Being Present

Ken, a swimming buddy of mine, was a practicing Buddhist. He spent time in regular meditation and had traveled several times to Japan to deepen his awareness of "being in the moment." No doubt swimming was an extension of that contemplative practice.

One day he sauntered into the pool carrying his goggles and a strip of black cloth in one hand. When I finished my lap, I quietly asked, "Ken, is that your suit?" Embarrassed, he made a naked dash to the men's room!

Even an expert can benefit from a gentle reminder to be less preoccupied.


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99-Word Stories by ,
Creative Learning Director of
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© 2011 Brian Remer
Updated Dec. 2011


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