The present is. The past is memory and the future is anticipation. When in the present, I am with what is, whatever and whoever that may be, including stars and trees, birds and bees, fish and seas, others and me. When in the present, I want to know less about before, and less about next, and embrace more and more the intoxicating here and now. The present is my higher ground, and time in the present is a digging deep that motivates me to dig deeper into being in the present.