Living in the present. In order to understand what that means, you must understand the word.
pres·ent 1 [prez-uhnt] adjective 1. being, existing, or occurring at this time or now; current: the present ruler.
How many times a day you worry about tomorrow during the day. You contemplate next week, next month and often next year. Living n the resent means just that. You embrace the very minute you are in. Right now. This is the only way you can learn to enjoy life.
Next time you catch yourself thinking idly, watch the thoughts that flow through your mind, what are they? Constant living and awareness of the present develop a new kind of awareness-consciousness. It is awareness of freedom, of being alive, of happiness and joy. You come to realize the peace, calmness, joy and freedom from thoughts that the mystics talk about.