Whenever, you experience past, even if you have a body, you are not alive. You may be living but you are not alive. Whenever you experience future, you may be envisioning, fantasizing, but you are not alive.
It is only when your prescience touches the present, you are alive. The more your prescience touches the present you will be joyful, alive, spiritual.
The more presence meets the present the karma patterns will be broken.