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Perhaps Kabat-Zinn was attracted to Haverford because of a predisposition to meditation. What brings anyone to meditation? I'm 58 now and find that meditation has, in effect, crept up on me over the last 20 years, give or take. No doubt I was open to receiving it. Still, though, being truly in this moment remains quite a challenge. Here's a sort of mantra that I've reflected on deeply during the last few years or so: In every moment, you are exactly where you need to be.

The photo of the duck pond is exquisite!