To live in the present is not to be magically redeemed from time but to find our free will. This we can then use to escape time.
Time is the world, time is stress. There is no way just to escape the stress of the world there is only a way to escape the world, this is to escape time.
Two worlds meet in man, mind and matter, mind and body. Through realising Dhamma these two worlds are separated, the empty mind becoming detached as we let go of the body. This is escaping the world.
We let go of the body when we see its limits, at the same time finding compassion, become truly human. It is human beings, not Gods, that realise the Dhamma.
I offer this for your reflection