This could be sliced so many ways, and therefore is the kind of nugget of wisdom I really like.
We cannot be present to a conversation and thinking about what we are going to say next.
We cannot be present for an argument, carrying old baggage from months and years back into it.
We cannot be present for change, convinced that we are too busy for it.
We cannot be present and open to creativity and blocked up with self doubt.
We cannot be present in a relationship and holding onto old resentments. We cannot be here and now, whilst living in the past and projecting into the future.