Each time we awaken to no longer being present to ourselves or to another is, paradoxically, a moment of presence. If we are willing to see the whole of our lives as practice, our awareness of the moments when we are not present, coupled with our intention to awaken, brings us into the present.
-Saki Santorelli, Heal Thyself
No use berating oneself for not being present. Instead, allowing for the joy of being, that includes all states, and makes room for our humanness.
I feel so free!