Many people use the phrase “stay in the moment.” The idea of focusing on the moment is not a favorite concept of mine. I think there is a lot of confusion about what it means to be present versus being in the moment.

To me being present is a state of being alert, focused, and aligned within our selves, while being in the moment can be about not investigating the past or consciously developing the future. Many people have anxiety about past memories and fear the uncertainty of the future. But this is not a reason to avoid them.

We are meant to review and learn from our past and hold a vision of a positive future to work toward. What is most important is working through fears.

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