staying present in the moment is not always easy.  Our ego attempts to trick us and let pain and emotional baggage rule our behavior. When this happens anger, anxiety, frustration, fear of lack, abandonment, rule the day.  When these feelings start to surface the body feels it first.  For me its in my stomach.  When this happens I observe the emotion, and my ego waking up and say hello.  I recognize it then let it go. Once done it has no power over my state of mind or behavior. I can surrender to what is and return to the present moment and be at peace. This practice takes me from a negative place to a positive place.  It can work for everyone.  So Just do it.  You will be glad you did.