“There is only one time that is important – NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time that we have any power.” - Leo Tolstoy
The present moment is the only thing where there is no time. It is the point between past and future. It is always there and it is the only point we can access in time.
Being Present is what you experience when you are completely at peace with this very moment. Your feelings are calm. Your reflexes are fast. Your mind is clear. You are decisive. You know what you want. You know what’s right for you. You perform your best. Your confidence is deep. You know you’re not perfect. This lets you be real. You accept you have weaknesses. So does everyone.
Being present means learning to live as if you have nothing to hide, nothing to prove and nothing to lose. Going into the present moment means to become present oneself. All kinds of meditations and spiritual practices are aiming to become present. To center ourselves in the present moment we have to get the past out of our head and stop projecting to the future. What remains is the here and now.
Gandhi said “The future depends on what we do in the present.”
The more we are present, the better the quality of our doing will be.