Every moment of our life is an opportunity to be present with current situations or escape what is presented.
To live fully is to be able to open up and be exposed, as Pema Chödrön tells us:
When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality.