When we think, which is often to think ahead, we live ahead. And when we live ahead and live in front of ourselves, we somehow conceal ourselves from the present. It may be that we live ahead for this reason. By living ahead, we filter out a large amount of the present and in so doing, we do not have to respond or be touched in places we don’t want to be touched. Yet we retract unnecessarily and in fact retract at our own loss because to be fulfilled is to be filled fully by the present. Living ahead somehow prevents this.