Riding the CTA is now a time to relax instead of get steadily more angry about the quality of the commute. Driving in traffic has turned into something far more tranquil. Even the cable going out turns into quiet problem solving instead of a "why does Comcast hate me" moment.
I think one of the best things about trying to stay more in the moment is that you realize there is suddenly no vast global conspiracy intent on annoying or tormenting you.
It's a good place to be.