The present is what is happening when you strip away all the resentments of your past and all the worries you have about your future.
The Paradox of Change: People can only change when they feel accepted as they are now. Dr. Arnold Beisser Pg 220
When you have nothing but love, you have everything. This means you must live as if you have nothing to hide, nothing to prove and nothing to lose.
In order to live in the present, we have to learn how to feel safe even when a situation feels threatening to us.
When you do what's important now for you, you create a past that leaves you ready to handle the present. By default, the future is taking care of itself as you make decisions that are acceptable to you no matter what happens tomorrow.
When you are living in the present, you know what's important now for you and you act on that knowing.
To live in the present, you need to act or accept but never stay stuck.