Where is you attention right now? Is it on your thinking or is it on what you are experiencing? There is an important distinction, for when we are focused on what we are thinking we are one step removed from reality.
Not only that, for most of us we become victims of whatever we happened to be thinking about. We become lost in the conditional reality of thoughts, judgments and opinions. We are removed from the pure and direct experience of what is actually unfolding in the moment and caught up in judgments about it. We really do miss out on the direct experience of the flow of life which comes through us when we are there.
In my daily practice of working to stay directly in touch with my experience, it can be very challenging to hold focus consistently in this way. I find myself drifting in and out of the present moment. I am in the moment for several heart beats then have to refocus myself because I have either drifted into thinking or my resistance to being fully present has arisen again. I then accept whatever resistance may be there and then choose to be fully present again. It’s all part of the process of becoming more conscious, aware, and present. Because that’s where the good stuff is. It just feels good! There is no inner conflict there, there is no confusion there, there is simply peace and stillness.