Presence is the act of separating the Higher Self from the lower self. In these moments we lift the veil and see through our third eye, without experiencing our lives through the filter of the lower self, with all its opinions and reactions. But it is a momentary separation, and only with long work and effort can we learn to prolong such moments and keep the veil lifted.
And if one moment of presence brings so much, then prolonged presence, and finally, a permanent state of presence, must mean an entirely new kind of being, something all spiritual traditions try to describe: “enlightenment,” “awakening,” “nirvana,” and “the kingdom of Heaven.”
Although it sounds unattainable, it is accessible now. The more we increase our ability to be present, the more our lives will be transformed. Presence allows us to work from the inside out, rather than the outside in. Why try to change the outside, the lower self, which will only die? Our Higher Self connects us to the divine, and it alone has the possibility of surviving death.