Especially in practice, we talk about “being present,” as if it’s this kind of lovely pool of water that we can swim in, and relax and enjoy. But often it’s like a confrontation with experience, with reality, that stirs us up. And I love this part where it says it’s waiting and enduring, kind of like the dragon. Waiting, waiting for us to come and meet it. It’s here, it’s calling to us actually. So the question then becomes: can we relax with this invitation?