Our minds are excellent instruments for dealing with the present moment. It is also true that the minds ability to reflect upon the past and plan for the future can be advantageous. However when get stuck on dwelling on the past or pining for or fearing an imagined future the mind can become a hindrance more than a help. The reality is that the past and future only exist in our minds. Life rather is a continuous stream of present moment experiences. If we want to release ourselves from the past or build a better future then we can only do that in the present moment. Our point of power is ALWAYS in the present moment, not stuck in the past or waiting for us in the future.