Someone asked me, “What according to you is living in the present?”
Normally, when we are busy with some work, all our attention and focus will be on that work. Throughout the day, we will be busy with something or the other. This is one part of being present.
What people generally miss is the most important thing. And that is, all around us and in us, there is a Presence. You can call it God or call it by any name. It is there all the time. It is there to help us, protect us and guide us. But most of the time we are not aware of it.
Even as we are busy in our daily routine, we must also be aware of the Presence around us.
So, it is not just living in the present; it is living in the Presence!
When you are aware of the Presence, you will see what a difference it makes!
When we live in the awareness of the Presence, we will be expanded in every way. It is this expansion that accommodates the whole world. The quality of our thoughts and emotions improve. We do everything properly and our behavior will be exemplary. The Presence brings us perfection.
In addition to being aware of the Presence, when you have time, try to get connected to the Presence and converse with it. When you experience it, you will realise that the Presence is our closest being.
For me, this is Living in the Present.