Why is it so difficult to simply be present? The reason is that our deeply suppressed emotional imprints from childhood — which Eckhart Tolle calls "the pain-body" — distract from an awareness of the present moment. We're not broken and don't need to be healed but rather, our discomfort needs to be integrated. 'The Presence Process' is a journey that guides readers into taking responsibility for our emotional integration. It is a way to consciously grow up and become responsible for determining the quality of our personal experience. The book teaches readers how to exercise authentic personal responsibility in a practical manner and reveals the mechanics that shape the way they feel about their lives. It offers a simple, practical approach to accomplishing and maintaining personal peace in the midst of globally accelerating change, discomfort, conflict, and chaos.