Hey Brent ,
Great play of words and a very deep message is coveyed.
The present is always existential and nothing else matters. The past is always buried in memories and no point in wasting time brooding. It is an event that has happened.
Same way future is just events that are waiting to occur. They can be anything and our mind has to be receptive to them.Not reacting but accepting them is a way to exist.
That brjngs us to the present.A beautiful memory that can be relived is the only thought that you should focus on in the present.Work towards creating that interaction with anyone or anything that you are with. Perennial happiness follows.
It sounds too simple.It is true. Test and validate it in your own present.
Please share with people whose present needs this prescription for a happier living.The happiness will flow back to you.That is a promise you can bank on.