"Make a practice of stopping every so often to simply be present to the present: what you see, what you smell, who is with you, how this moment feels physically and emotionally"
I love this! Be present to the present.
Can you do it right now? Of course you can, it only takes a moment:
Take a deep breath in, slowly exhale
Look around your surroundings - notice the color, texture, details, light, shadow
What scents are present?
What living entities are in your space? Plants, humans, animals...
Can you feel the air or your clothing touching your skin? What about the chair or floor you are sitting on? What do your feet feel?
Now go inside yourself - what are you feeling? Give your emotions a name (don't judge!)
That wasn't too hard now, was it?
Pick a time every day when you commit to being present to the present. I do it right before I eat lunch. It helps me re-center myself mid day.
All we have is the present - we no longer have the past and we are not guaranteed the future.