Question: Can you learn to be presence, or show someone how, or do you just have to wait for presence to arise?
Answer: ‘Presence’ is. It neither arises nor diminishes.
There is nothing one can do to ‘be’ presence, because one already is presence, but rather there are things which can be done in order to bring about the recognition of the presence one already is.
One of the things to do might be listening to a really good teacher who knows how to point out the student very clearly exactly what ‘presence’ is.
Presence is completely here. It is You. More You than any changing thing you might have taken yourself to be.
So completely and silently present, we miss it amidst the changing experiences which tend to captivate us.
Learn to distinguish between the changing and the changeless. Whatever is changing, be it the body, mind, or sense organs experiences, that is not you.
What is ever changelessly present, underlying, as it were, all changing things, that is presence. That is You!