In the Program, living in the “now” is encouraged and/or suggested. It teaches me to keep bringing my mind back to the reality of this moment, this here and now. I have been in the middle of a conversation when my mind takes off into la-la land, and then I have to stop and ask them to repeat themselves, once again. I can blame some of this to the aging process, but the bottom line is I was not paying attention. Checking my feelings is not something I consciously do but I usually I realize those thoughts later when I review my day as part of my inventory. Paying attention to those who are speaking to me is one way of respecting them.