The ego treats the present moment as if it is less important than future moments.
“When you are present, when your attention is fully in the Now, that Presence will flow into and transform what you do. There will be quality and power in it. You are present when what you are doing is not primarily a means to an end but fulfilling in itself, when there is joy and aliveness in what you do.”
Learn to be at ease where you are. Treat the present moment as something that is purposeful and perfect regardless of how it unfolds. When we observe the ego’s tendency to say, “This shouldn’t be!” or trying to get through this moment in the hope that the future will be more pleasant, that moment of awareness indicates that your consciousness is rising to a higher level.
Another egoic trap is the perception that without constant striving, nothing will ever get accomplished. The converse is true. When you are fully engaged in the present moment, your actions have greater impact and resonance. A calm mind is a sign of mastery and empowerment.
All that you seek is already here. Become a loving witness to the abundance that fills your experience. When you drop the idea that there is too much to do and release the constant busyness, what remains?