The Now is where everything appears and disappears, arises and ceases. The whole universe is happening in the Now, the ground of all happenings. The search is what takes you on a journey, outward or inward looking for happiness, love, peace, etc. But the Now is not a future goal, it is right here. Recognizing and being in the Now fully and boundlessly is Enlightenment.
You are a master of being in the past or future, but the present moment, the consciousness of Now is always better than anything in time. When you dis-identify from experience, and see that you are already Aware of everything that is happening, you allow this present moment to reveal itself and become aware of the Self, God, Consciousness.