When I find myself lost in mental-images of the past ("it should have been different!" "It was better back then") and images of the future ("things will be better when...." "What if.......happens?!") I'm disconnected and disempowered.
When I remember to check what my relationship with this current moment is, (am I resisting or accepting it?) I re-connect with myself. This exact moment in time has already happened, anything other than acceptance of it leads to stress and disconnection.
Meeting reality with the acceptance that it’s already happened allows me to choose my response from a place of clarity and empowerment, and to embrace the present moment.