"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness." - Abraham Maslow
Being in the present moment releases the grip of past negative thoughts or events. It also stops our negative self-talk and thinking regarding something in the future that has yet to be created. When you are gently focused on the present and on what makes you happy, you are bringing more happy thoughts and events to you. When that happens, your mind begins to relax and your body responds on a cellular level to your positive attitude and mindset.
We are born connected to the universal energy stream of well-being. Our positive thoughts focused in the "now", allow us to remain in that stream and enjoy the fullness of our mental and physical wellness.