Do you ever look into the future by starting with where you are? There's a saying, "As it is for you right now, well that's your tomorrow."
This is either scary or hopeful, because we belong to such a large landscape called life. Never underestimate the force of your influence. I tend to move more towards a quieter type of influence, because peace and love are my greatest treasures. We must realize that instead of attacking people for not hearing or seeing us, we can turn it all around by embracing our soul assignment as one of healing.
Another facet to being present is to keep observing our interpretation about the world we live in. Be very gently vigilant to keep asking the self questions that challenge our old ways of being. Are they still working for me? Are they serving me and others who come in contact with me? Starting from where you are brings a companionship of honesty with you on the journey. Knowing only a little about yourself or others corrupts our story and takes us far away from deeper truths. Nothing is as demanding as the soul's original truth and when it's the base of your intention, you are fueled by an energy that guides you to a higher interpretation of the world you live in.
Spirituality requires a deeply sustained commitment to an unfolding inner system governed by truth. As you continue on a spiritual journey, one realizes that living a truthful life is inherent. I encourage others to live such a life of truth that all illusions dissolve from fear, ego, and anger, to love, self-worth and peace of mind. And, if at all it is possible, start from where you are; clarity will come.
Letting Go Meditation Video. Enjoy!