When the mind is murky and confused, the present moment is a tremendous refuge. All of the concerns about the future and the past disappear when we direct the mind to observe what we are doing at this very moment. There is a tendency to believe that we must engage in a mental battle with our feelings of uncertainty, worry and regret to try and some how figure them out. That is like stepping into oncoming traffic when there is a crosswalk a few meters away. If we use the present moment as a crosswalk, all of those difficulties will pause for us like stopping cars. We don’t have to dodge the oncoming traffic of the mind we simply need to come back to the present moment and enjoy our walk across the street.