“I wish I had a quarter for every time somebody said to stay in the present.” But what if your present situation sucks? This question was asked by a friend of mine. We relate to this response because we’ve heard this saying many times before – “Stay in the moment!” But what does it mean? Does it just mean not to get ahead of ourselves? It brings up an interesting point, especially if the moment is not one that you want to embrace. Staying present means we are the observer what is happening. This is difficult if emotions are high and our inner stillness is clouded over. As the observer we are untouched by the events as they unfold. We may get caught up in the feelings but at the same time know there is more. This awareness can only be experienced in the here and now. Personal feelings will be there but we now experience them on a different level. All life is constantly changing over inner peace. This stillness is the reason why we feel at some level we haven’t changed over the years but only our thoughts and body have. So living in the now is so more than our personal reaction to any given situation. It’s being in touch with our Higher Self.