“Living consciously involves being genuine; it involves listening and responding to others honestly and openly; it involves being in the moment.” So says Sidney Poitier in his book, The Measure of a Man.
What does it mean to be genuine; to listen and respond to others honestly and openly; to be in the moment?
It is enough to just ponder these words and glean something from them. It is more than enough to act upon them. There are people waiting to be heard, to have their concerns responded to honestly and openly, to know that someone is in their moment.
Living consciously is being aware; not just going through the motions of day-to-day life. Living consciously is also a responsibility, not only to ourselves but to those who inhabit our world, both our own little world and the world at large. By living consciously we can make a difference in someone else’s life. Maybe we should take a page from Sidney Poitier’s book and take a moment to be in the moment.