In the final chapter of my book, I make what many mindfulness enthusiasts would consider a blasphemous request, “Offer up the illusion of being in the present moment! Awareness is not about being in the present moment. Awareness is beyond manifestation and cannot be contained within any particular moment. Awakened presence is the effortless, unperturbed, unelaborated reception of experience—not the effort of trying to be in a present moment.”*
Today, I happened upon the Dalai Lama’s succinct explanation of why there is no such thing as a present moment. Watch it below and consider renouncing the foolish act of trying to be in a present moment.
*Miller, L.D. (2014) Effortless Mindfulness: Genuine mental health through awakened presence. Routledge: New York.