Learning to live in the Now has become the catch-cry of the New Age. Of course, life is great when you can enjoy or appreciate all that is around you at any given point in time. However, as the mulit-dimensional/spiritual being that you are, it is impossible to live exclusively in the present moment – this may even hinder your ability to evolve as a human being.
If you think about it, much of life and consciousness would be obliterated if you only focused on what or who was physically in front of you right now. Does thinking about your deceased loved ones mean that you are living in the past? They exist only in your memory which in reality is Not now.
When you dream during sleep you enter all sorts of non-physical realities that do not exist in this time/space dimension. Here you have access to much information about life, healing and so on that is not possible when you are awake and busy with undertaking the day’s activities. Meditation allows the same type of access to different levels of consciousness especially when you can manage deeper states of relaxation. Letting your mind wander by not being focused on any one thing (i.e. daydreaming) has the same effect.
Then you have the future – how can you not think about that? Buying a house, organizing a trip etc…you need to plan these things which involves placing your attention forward in time. Yes, you will need to take steps now to bring about these events but…you are thinking about things that have yet to happen and they may never happen since circumstances tend to change without any conscious effort on your part.
In my opinion, you would have to be devoid of consciousness in order to be able to exist in the moment only. The only thing that I can think of that functions in this way is a robot, a machine. Only they lack the capacity to reflect on the past or the future, to dream or to be aware of other dimensional frequencies. Where is the power in that?