Being present in the moment does not just mean taking part fully in the external situation that may be happening, whether it be a crisis, a conversation, or a life-event that evokes feelings. It means bringing one's whole self to that moment, including all the threads of love, wisdom, and relationship that are part of the self.
To be present in the moment is to exist in it with the full integrity of one's being. Here, all relationships are honored, all love is intact, and respect for life is integrated with the totality of what may be happening on the outer level. Being present means being present to what is inside as well as to what is outside. This is a way of existing in the fullness of who one is. It is a great learning and a great task of consciousness. Blessings.