Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.
In default world, we keep a lot of barriers between ourselves and the world. Many of them are reflexive behaviours, such as judgement and cynicism; needs to be perceived in a certain way; the need to perceive others in a certain way.
The principle of Immediacy asks us to set aside those barriers, and let go of those limitations. Be here, now. Put down the phone, stop worrying about tomorrow, forget about yesterday, and be here. Otherwise you’ll miss it. You really don’t want to miss it.