Being with the magic of the moment means to be fully in the present. The past and future are imagination, while the present is where life is, and being in the present is being alive. The present is full of surprise, possibility, energy, excitement, life, all of which are magic. The present is where I find my soul, my spiritualness, which is also magic as I am being with power and potential far greater than when I am in times of non present non magic busyness. I've been in the magic of the present with myself, with nature, and with others, and it's a peak experience for me, one that I always want more of. I don't meditate with my eyes open. I can be present and mindful with my eyes open, relating and responding to what is happening, but at this point I keep my eyes closed when I meditate. I'm reminded of Paul Gauguin (sp) saying he keeps his eyes closed in order to see. My eyes closed helps me to be still, tune in, be less distracted, be present. I imagine that when I am very good at meditating with my eyes closed I will find it much easier to meditate with my eyes open.