Being present is one of the most important activities we, as incarnate beings, can perform.
When we are present, we are in the moment, in the space of what we are doing, concentrating on the task at hand, doing the very best we can to achieve the best results of our labors, we are in the NOW.
If we are not present we are not in the NOW and miss the opportunity to be focused and, as a consequence, make errors. It is these errors that are of concern because if the event of focus was one that would either create or remove karma we will need to experience this event again to remove it, or ,we are projected into the cycle of karma associated with the event.
Additionally, being present, being in the NOW is a recognition of how we really exist when in the energetic, and recognition of what we really are brings us closer to what we are and how we normally operate.
So, being present, being in the NOW, ensurers that we make no errors, that we clear or negate the opportunity for karma, and, we are closer to and, operate as, our true selves.
Why would we want to be anything else than be present!