I do not understand this “live in the present” idea.
I understand we cannot linger in the past all the time, but sometime it is so nice; good memories are there. Plus, there is so much to learn and understand about ourselves, others, and life as a whole and these can be possible by the history. So why should we not remember (and live in) the past? I guess we can selectively remember those that were good and beneficial to us.
The future; okay we do not know what it can bring, but it can bring good stuff as much as not so good stuff. Plus, we have plans for our future, no? I do. Should I not plan about my work next week or next years now? I certainly will. Will we have no preparation, no dreams, and no hope for our future?
I understand what the “living in the present” is trying to say; to mend the negative feelings caused by past events and to reduce the anxiety for the possible future events. Yet, it should not mean that we can not live in all of these time zones.
My two cents.