The Celtic festival of Lammas (Lughnasadh in the Irish tradition) stands at the midpoint between the summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox, in what is sometimes called the hush of summer — just on the cusp between the completion of growth and the beginning of the main harvest. Lammas is an invitation to drop completely into the present. It is about experiencing what is — nothing less, nothing more. To allow the boundaries between inner and outer and self and other to dissolve, till nothing stands between us and the now of summer. This is not always so easy! The mind is all too apt to ‘look before and after, and pine for what is not’.