Tolle goes on to say that because of this changeability, too often people look at this present moment under the influence of what just happened or what they hope will happen -- in other words, they don't let themselves enjoy the present.
This past weekend, the kiddos and I were helping DH with some yardwork -- which mostly consisted of going through a huge pile of rocks and dirt and picking out the rocks (without all the twigs and other debris). E, especially, struggled with being 'bored' and wishing she didn't have to do it. It wasn't physically challenging, but for her, sitting there and picking through rocks was the worst activity. We talked a bit about the idea of accepting each moment for what it is...of allowing the inherent presence of each moment to sink into our minds.
I don't know if she got it or not (probably not yet), but it was a great reminder for me. And D seemed to get a hint of it too -- if we can just be, even so-called tedious activities can bring peace.
What say you?