I would like to encourage everyone to read, and take to heart, the following commentary by Zen Teacher Ezra Bayda from the current issue of Buddhadharma ...
In reading it, you will notice that he often refers to our being "in the reality of the present moment" and "staying with the present moment" or the like. In understanding this, it may help to think of this being "in the present moment" as (in this case) not about the Zenny stereotype of "perfectly doing one activity at one time", e.g., "when eating, just eat" or "when walking, just walk". That is a perfectly good and sometimes appropriate practice, but the meaning is a bit other here.
Instead, it may help to think of the meaning of this "being with the present moment" as experiencing "being at one with however one finds the present moment" without thought of how you think it "should be" "ideally could be" "if only I wish it would be" or other way to please you from how it is. That is, in this meaning, being "with the moment as the moment is" ... not separate from the conditions of the present moment in the least.
http://www.thebuddhadharma.com/issues/2 ... entary.php