A slight revision

I may have mentioned earlier in this blog that the first step in practising the presence of God is practising the presence of oneself: being fully alive to the here and now rather than always having our thoughts elsewhere.

Today I have discovered an exception to this spiritual counsel: in the dentist’s chair. Having ten months’ scale scraped off with some force is not an experience I want to enter into deeply at all. Can we change the subject now please?