As the first Jesuit pope visited the United States, the first openly-gay Jesuit priest went to heaven. As John McNeill passed through the pearly gates, Saint Peter asked, "Where's your partner, Charlie?"
Often times, people live in a constant state of past and future thoughts. In this state, you're only partially present to what's here now. It takes intention and effort to be fully present. What does it mean to be present, and how can one practice presence in the moment?
Visualizing the soul as a garden helps us really feel an inner space that is both sacred and filled with life. Here, we can sow the seeds of all our most cherished experiences and weed out the self-defeating doubts we have acquired from the time in which we live.