CONSCIOUSNESS

Immerse Yourself in The Moments

I’ve always been one to live in the moment, capture my observations with the lens of my eyes, and fully immerse myself in the experience I am in with people, nature, and my surroundings. From the sound of a child’s laughter to the beauty of a tie-dye sky, the scent of a fresh bakery, the chipmunks sounding off in chorus, or the smiles on the faces of those sharing the moment, it is pure joy if you immerse yourself in those moments. I will never forget the moment I had with a hummingbird who flew up three stories over the edge of a deck to hover one foot from my face and hold my gaze with his eyes for what felt like a full minute. The connections we make with people, animals, and nature are profound.

Whereas my mental notes, visual snapshots, and joy in every little moment have always come as second nature, it wasn’t until recently that I’ve become so aware of that, because now I find myself consciously trying to relish in every joyful moment and immerse myself in experiences while recognizing that these moments – these gems – are in jeopardy of becoming extinct. So when I watch my dad running side-by-side with my dog, both with big smiles on their faces, and watch my mom smiling like a kid over my cat when she’s not even a cat person, share moments of laughter with friends, snuggle with my fur babies, enjoy a juicy ribeye steak, and observe dolphins playfully charge the ocean’s shore, I cherish those moments more so now than ever before.

When colleagues and friends reach out to collaborate, share, and even offer help, it holds an even higher value than it once did, and my appreciation grows by the day. When I watch in awe at truckers across the globe holding the line to fight for our freedoms, and people by car and on foot supporting one another in a unified effort to secure those freedoms, it warms my soul. Infiltrators and masterminds will always try to take away our moments, but they cannot take away the heart and soul of the people, or erase the truth, as hard as they may try.

As I watch parents all across the country find their way in front of school boards, share their disgust, and in some cases serving school board members with claims against their surety bonds, I smile in admiration. It doesn’t matter if they are fighting against indoctrination systems that may or may not ever change, because the power they found in their core to take the first step in fighting the system is the key to maintaining that power moving forward on all fronts.

I look around, and despite all the tyranny, I continue to immerse myself in the joyful moments, am grateful for all human beings across the globe that are holding the line beside me – in person, from a distance, and in spirit. I cherish my friends, family, and fur babies more and more as each day passes. I continue to absorb nature with every breath I take. I feel hope in our future because the power of individuals as a whole, when we band together, is an incredible force to be reckoned with, and the tyrants know this.

Immerse yourself in the moments. Hold those moments in your heart. Keep those moments at the forefront of your mind and see those moments for our future, in our future, and forever in our reality.

To all of my brothers and sisters who continue to hold the line – I love you all!

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16 Comments

  • MarkPitt

    You are a great person Corey, or I would not bring this topic up… PLEASE consider not smoking anymore. I totally get how it grabs you as someone who smoked for 15 years, but I found a crazy easy method to walk away and I want to share it with you; like I did on a famous bodybuilder’s site years ago (Dave Draper recently passed out of this plane). The method I finally found is still up on their forum here: https://www.davedraper.com/how-i-quit-smoking.html

  • Gigi

    CoreyLynn–Very touching and deeply moving prose. Plus kind replies from others. (I am a non smoker but I clicked the link to see.) So thank you Corey for your inspiration, thank you Dr. Cindy for your clinical judgment and dedication to ‘fight it all’ and thank you Mark for sharing something meaningful.

  • Poornima Wagh

    I guess my biggest confusion lies in the fact is why are parents still sending their children to the LOUSY, USELESS and frankly BRAIN DEAD schools public or private, when you can homeschool your child? I woud think that if the parents had an ounce of brain power left, they would band together nationwide and pull all the kids out of the school system en masse and bankrupt the entire school system in this country, then you’re cooking with oil. Then you have power. This begging, pleading, yammering and showing your disgust in front of all the “demon” possesed school board members, writing to your congressional delegation etc is a complete waste of time and frankly rather counter productive. If people in this country have not realized that your American government at all levels from school board up to the WH is your sworn enemy and want you dead, then I don’t think there is much hope left for the United States. I see parents wasting their time by going to school board meetings, begging and plading, crying and screaming, which does not amount to a hill of beans, because it is akin to asking the demonic fox to guard the henhouse. I call this cognitive dissonance and it seems to be rampant in all the populations of the western countries, particularly bad in the United States.

  • Alan Donelson

    So poignant, so timely!

    Brings to mind a tune by the Incredible String Band, “This Moment”.

    Lyrics:

    This moment is different from any before it
    This moment is different – it’s now
    And if I don’t kiss you, that kiss is untasted
    I’ll never, no never get it back
    But why should I want to, I’ll be in the next moment
    Sweet moment, sweet lover, sweet now

    The walls of this room
    They’re different from any before them
    They are now, they are now
    The air that you breathe
    Is different from any before it
    It is now, it is now

    You may think that life is repeating
    Repeating
    Repeating
    Repeating
    Repeating

    You may think that life is repeating
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Each moment is different from any before it
    Each moment is different – it’s now

    This moment is different from any before it
    This moment is different – it’s now
    And if you don’t kiss me, that kiss is untasted
    I’ll never, no never get it back
    But why should I want to, I’ll be in the next moment
    Sweet moment, sweet lover, sweet now

    The walls of this room
    They’re different from any before them
    They are now, they are now
    The air that you breathe
    Is different from any before it
    It is now, it is now

    You may think this song is repeating
    Repeating
    Repeating
    Repeating
    Repeating

    You may think this song is repeating
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Each note is different from any before it
    Each note is different – it’s now

    THE TRICK: Get a brief span of time we define as a “moment” to expand! Make that slice of life a longer, full-length MOVIE! Staying “in the moment” is good practice — almost any occasion will do!

    Thank you!

  • zoe

    Corey, thank you for your wonderful writing. I am blind, but this article really made the imagery real, and I can’t wait to read your book, which I wish were in html or audio. Wonder if it will be on audible eventually, but I’ll buy it in print. You make the world a brighter place.

  • Cat hunt

    Wow, thank you Corey. I read then reread your detailed “moment descriptions” and could visually “see, hear and smell” each sense. It brought me to times in my life! Thank you for a beautiful morning! Although i hear rain as i write to you in my dark parlor, i vividly see my dog running along side me and the smells of the jersey boardwalk. Nice capturing of words that define life! Thankfully there are many that do live in the moments and thats what gives them hope of another day. Take care and ill look for your book as i struggle finding a good author that “takes me there” .

  • Amy Jordan

    I adore this. So well said and a parallel to how I feel. Nature and wholesome interactions are what have reminded me that there is still good and that is worth fighting for every day!

  • Patricia M

    Our only certainty is in the now moment. Thank you for sharing your lovely writing, for who you are and all you do. We’ve not met and I love you too!

  • Jeanne

    Corey,

    Thank you for being the lighthouse throughout this time so that we not only have the required guidance to navigate our way in the world but how to keep the pathway to our hearts open.

    Lots of Love,
    Jeanne

  • Kurt Anderson

    What a nice way to start my morning and week. As I get ready to go to my classroom and work with my kids I will cherish those moments for sure. Thanks Corey.

  • Jeff Swart

    I hesitate to chime in on smoking tobacco in this otherwise blissful post – thank you very much!, but I thought you, Corey, at least, might appreciate the relationship between smoking and the current cov-idiotic demonization. I think we all recognize our “institutions” give a rat’s ass for our well being and when they say this or that is good or bad for us I usually look 180 degrees for the truth. Look at the HUGE campaign against smoking – now why would they do that?

    Check out this article from 2003 – “Smoking Helps Protect Against Lung Cancer” – https://web.archive.org/web/20050214135605/http://vialls.net/transpositions/smoking.html

    I’ve been a smoker for over 50 years, and, along the way, have given ponder to and observed its health effects. Mostly speaking, my health is pretty dang good, notwithstanding my perennial pursuit to dial in my nutritional intake. I must say I smoke an additive-free tobacco and attend to using ‘natural’ rolling papers since I consider the chemicals, flavorings, etc in most commercial tobacco and papers to be a toxic assault mechanism. Although I only started this tact about 30 years ago

    In the realm of botanicals, tobacco, known variously as Tabacum, Nicotina Tabacum, and others, is, for one, considered an expectorant (viz., King’s American Dispensatory, 1898 https://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/kings/nicotiana.html, for one) – thus, it helps to expel airborne pollutants before they can get into the body. And Lord knows our environment is rife with pollutants

    In another reference, Bigelow, 1817-21: American Medical Botany https://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/bigelow/nicotiana.html – “It has no prophylactic reputation except as a preservation for the teeth, and in some degree as a protection against the contagion of epidemics”
    … this correlates to a couple/few recent studies indicating smoker’s are less likely to be affected COVID…

    In my own experience, whenever I get that croupy chest thing going on, I’ve always found smoking helps expel (expectorate) that stuff and seems to improve the condition. And when I imbibe in smoking ‘other’ botanicals, I find, tobacco immediately helps expel whatever ‘deposits’ linger in the lungs

    Anecdotally, over many years, when the news interviews the over-100 age crowd, I’ve noted how many have been regular / life-long smokers.

    Tobacco is one of nature’s many ‘gifts’ and has its place in the grand scheme of things. Whether for our ‘consumption’ or not is still on the table, but its hard to ignore the long tradition, throughout the world’s cultures, of smoking… Everything in moderation

    FWIW

  • Eleanor V Casler

    Dear Corey, Recently a dear friend passed away, I often think now about all the long talks we had over the years, I treasure them. A celebration of life was held this past Sunday afternoon, I got to meet her children and grandchildren. I could feel her spirit as we remembered our times together as friends and family. Remembering the small things count. I want to say a big thank you for all the research you share with the rest of us, looking forward to reading your book.

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