The past and future exist as mere dreams. What is truly alive is only ever this flash instant, this tiny, yet infinite sliver of “now,” a now that need not be practiced or cultivated for it is always and forever the only thing that could ever exist.
Are you an empath or a highly sensitive person? Then I know you have had this experience. A dear friend is always in need. When the phone rings, you cringe, knowing that after speaking to them you will feel sucked dry. And yet, you pick up the phone because you really care.