'Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift that is why they call it present.' This Buddha Quote states the essence of Presence.
We often miss the present. The Ego dwells in the past and seeks fulfilment in the future. Look around you, how many people are lost in thought? Not being present? Does this increase or decrease their state of Happiness?
People who are fully present, state that their emotional well being is enhanced as they do not mourn for the past or worry about the future and therefore experience an incredible feeling of Stillness.
It takes Practice. Focus is an essential part of Presence. Take time for yourself, sit in a quiet peaceful environment and Focus on what you observe. Increase your Presence by Meditation Practice. Focus on what you feel inside and observe the Presence. Do this with Acceptance. As you do this you will feel that the related feeling you observe diminishes in intensity and disappears. Everything comes and goes. Become the ultimate observer through Right Understanding. Understand you are not the condition (I am angry or happy) as conditions come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you. You are only the ultimate observer.
Zen Buddha is happy for the opportunity to share this tarot card with you. Show your Generosity towards your friends. Inspire them as well!