Thanks, Bhante @sujato for responding! I find this commentary of mindfulness helpful because my understanding is that sati is somehow related to memory and awareness. Contemplating this definitely helped my meditation recently.
Very interesting! I found that recently helpful, too, because it shed some light on the fact that perhaps much of my thoughts about time are just that – thoughts. On the other hand, isn’t there at least one sutta where the Buddha talks about the drawbacks of thinking about the past and the future? If so, perhaps it could be argued that he’s implying the present?
Thanks again, Bhante, for taking the time to respond.