EDIT: LOL! Being not a native English speaker I put another meaning to “The present”.. So this is my joke and opinion about forcing yourself to be present so that all your energy goes in the attempt and the real moments when you are naturally present drift away unnoticed. (Like when holding a baby, or feeling the summerbreeze or laughing wildly) When you notice the natural now-moments, you notice it is quite easy. It is a natural state of being – not a gift to receive.
Present is served by ego as a gift to us
so that we can imagine being in control.
We are so busy choosing that we forget to see now.
NOW is returning home – to love.