Raw, adjective: 11. unprocessed or unevaluated: raw data.
Paying attention provides the gift of noticing, and the gift of connecting. It provides the gift of seeing a little bit of ourselves in others, and of realizing that we’re not so awfully alone. It allows us to let go of the burden of so much of what we habitually carry with us, and receive the gift of the present moment.
~ Sharon Salzberg, from
(My sister had a kid. That's her. She's damn cute.)