is there any thing in present moment which we can feel? i tried to feel something, but not able to feel anything. just now i am sitting in my room, with a gentle breeze going on and i hearing a song in TV - just tried to felt what it feels like in here and now - i observed that basically when we try to feel anything in here and now, it just makes some kind of tension in the face muscles near eye or ear or a slight frown type of thing - so this in a way distorts the feeling of present moment. so i tried to relax my muscles and bring my face to normal, as if nothing is happening or nothing is to be done - then i thought let me feel present moment by keeping myself relaxed, as if nothing is to be observed - then i realized while the song on TV was going on, there was just hearing of song happening. Moreover, the present moment is so small, that the moment we try to feel or make something out of it, in other words to grab it, that moment is already gone by that time.
there is nothing in present moment - just some processes happening - 'I' only comes into picture, when I try to understand something out of it. Just now, while I was thinking, when writing this post, a thought came to my mind - we are always in here and now, the only problem is we do not realize it - so when I laugh, I become angry, I cry, I am frustrated - there also I was in here and now - so this present moment has the capacity for each of these emotions to be felt and also when nothing is happening like we feeling a breeze of air on our body, that sensation is also in present moment - so the present moment has the capacity to also just feel a gentle sensation. So if present moment can align itself to feel everything, then inherently it should be nothing like space or water, which takes the shape of the utensil in which it is kept. So i think it should be empty, because if it had some inherent quality, it will obstruct in getting such a variety of experiences - happy, sad, angry, frustrated, doing nothing - to feel fully in our mind.
that is why, i think in the Hsing Hsin Ming, it is said - the great way is always in front of us - just stop liking and disliking which are the disease of the mind. But the only problem seems is the mind trying to grab everything, to make something out of it, so that the ego can say that 'I' know something or 'I' understand something.
that is why, in just sitting meditation, it is said don't do anything - because doing anything is just making more conditioning of the mind. so let all the clutter of the mind to settle down by itself and then the mind can reveal itself and then we may know, who we really are.