Yet even when our concerns are not ego driven, we can still fall into the trap of compromising the present moment. This happens sometimes in the pursuit of our goals – a better job, the welfare of our families, our attempts at self-improvement, etc... They carry so much weight in our minds and a good thing too or we would never find the drive to accomplish them. But if we live only for the end result, we trade the richness of today for an uncertain tomorrow. Consider the person who lives for the day she can retire. She does not derive much pleasure from the moment she is living because she is so fixated on the future. Her attention is anchored there. She spends her days imagining all the things she will do when she no longer has to work. She finds comfort in her daydreams, but they come at a high price – the awareness of her Soul. It cannot accompany her in her daydreams; it resides only in reality.