Here’s the article on the present moment and what it may or may not be. Batchelor doesn’t go into much detail, but at least it might help you to think about how we experience (or not) the present moment.
and here’s the very funny New Yorker article on how frustrating the breathing instructions in meditation can be:
Finally, here’s the article where you can find the Mary Oliver poem I read to you.
Mary Oliver on the Measure of a Life Well Lived and How to Maximize Our Aliveness