'Right away' is rushing to get tasks done, frenetically being goal-directed and in the future, frenetically doing. Being now is truly being in the present, goal-lessly and purposelessly, aware of and alive in the dynamic present. They are two different states of being. I am often aware of a need to be present and have times of being very fully present, but such times are seldom pure and are brief. I have protected myself only partially from turning into a hungry ghost. Awareness of now certainly helps. I'm not fully hungry ghost and not fully now. Hungry ghost and now are two ends of a continuum. Sometimes I'm at one extreme or the other, and usually I'm a mix of the two, somewhere left or right of center. Often, like right now, I'm preoccupied with 'right away' with some awareness of now while being to some degree hungry ghost, and sometimes I take a break from right away and settle into being present and being very fully human. Being now is certainly more alive and fulfilling. I ongoingly move along the continuum.