Being in the moment where you are, rather than lost in thought far away.

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • absent-mindedness

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links


Mentioned elsewhere


Inspirational quotes

  • “He sacrificed to his forefathers as if they were present; he sacrificed to the gods as if the gods were present. The Master said: ‘For me not to be present at a sacrifice is as if I did not sacrifice.’” (Analects of Confucius, III.XII)