It is tempting to follow your emotions when living within a raging global pandemic and your country is under insurrection by ignorant white rage well-armed people being lead on by a madman with power. [Hey, just sayin']
There is hurt, anger, and fear. These emotions should be respected and not pushed down or ignored. Go for a walk, call or zoom with a friend and express your feelings and listen to theirs. Breathe through it and find a way to smile.
Living in the present moment requires a disciplined mindfulness practice. You watch whatever arises as it rises with equal unattached mindfulness not to follow, trust, or believe the thinking ego-mind. Good and bad have no power. Where you place your trust is in Love.
Love is Trustworthy and has its own designs for change. One must know that the pendulum of opposites swings far and wide and forever. This endless movement creates great forces that pull in synchronistic alignment.
However tempting, you give little to no attention to the turbulent hurt, anger, and fear thoughts when they rise and return to a calm center and be still.
Being still doesn't mean you don't watch the news. Being aware of what's happening in your country or the world can be very important and help guide you to where you can help. Being still while watching even the chaos means being a witness and having no attachments, trusting Love. What arises is compassion and something within that makes you want to help others.
Being still means recognizing the patterns of thoughts and having the ability not to follow or feed them. Quieting the mind. Reconditioning the mind.
One can never trust the ego-mind and all its beliefs. It's in the believing mind that creates the inequity and division which is defended, often with mob-style military aggression.