Being present with others is vital to building wonderful relations. Equally important is being fully present with youself. To find peace of mind and spiritual energy demands it.
Have you tried to meditate? It is much easier said than done. The latest events happening on the world scene comes up with intense clarity. The Russian meddling in the US elections. The coming snow storm, What I ate dinner last night. What will I prepare for lunch today and it goes on and on.
Unfortunately we have to wait it out. We have to allow it to engage and disengage. This takes waiting. Waiting patiently for our minds to empty. Even understanding what is happening is not easy. And, perhaps its the very reason that so many of us find it such a challenge to be in the present. But we must find presence in the present.