“If everyone was given what we have been given, we would live in a far kinder and gentler world.”
–Lisa Luckett, 9/11 Widow
Over the months that followed the breakthrough, I went through my days thinking and processing. As a light showing in the distance, the concept of a new, lifestyle platform began to come into focus.
It’s original definition:
COZMEENA (kohz-mee-nah) Noun, adjective.
“Where Love Lives”. The brand name for a philosophical, light-hearted lifestyle platform based on consideration, generosity and love, caring for oneself and others, helping all to heal through genuine acts of kindness. Finding the positive in a negative situation. Gaining comfort through any of the five senses. Mindfully and consciously applying enlightened forward thinking in one’s everyday life. A place where all the good people already know each other even if they haven’t yet met.
It’s essence: a lifestyle of consideration, grace and decency. A place for warmth, comfort and care. Where we consciously live in the moment acknowledging and helping our fellow humans with equality and genuine kindness that comes from the heart. This became the foundational thinking behind Cozmeena Enlightened Living.
There are many expressions of Cozmeena Enlightened Living. Here are several examples:
Actualizing Cozmeena Enlightenment in your day means you are mindful of and consciously greet anyone you pass on the street acknowledging them with a respectful hello. This is not seeking a deep friendship or a long conversation but giving a simple smile or moment of acknowledgment that they exist and they matter. It is to behave with common decency.
Cozmeena is a place where there is no need to ‘power over’ and ‘win’ but where conflict resolution is the mutual agreement to respectfully agree to disagree. The idea of ‘personal power’ became overwhelmingly clear. What if we were able to co-exist, side-by-side living with respectful decency and graceful consideration of others? How would our world look then? How would we feel about ourselves as we moved through each day? What kind of people would our children become?
To experience a Cozmeena Moment is when you recognize and care for the needs of another without the expectation of thanks or recognition. It is the inner self-appreciation you gain by knowing that you have extended genuine kindness and/or taken care of or satisfied the needs of another (large or small) that also nurtures you and fills your soul giving you a warm and peaceful sense of satisfaction and self-love.
Cozmeena Enlightened Living is a place where human beings gain comfort and care through any of the five senses: taste, touch, sight, smell and sound. It is a place where your intuition/sixth sense (gut instinct) is considered and utilized when making life’s choices. It is where you trust your inner knowing above all else.
These concepts are not unique. They are not original. You can find them in many religions and human-interest philosophies. Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and many other religions speak of love and kindness, doing unto others, living in the moment, acknowledging a higher power, etc, etc.
However Cozmeena is written in a unique and contemporary language explaining and teaching these lifestyle philosophies presented and packaged in an original format utilizing the Internet and social media to educate, share and perpetuate the message…
The creation of Cozmeena and my enlightened understanding was not garnered from a formal education nor was it learned in a book. It was completely EXPERIENCIAL because I brought my life to ‘the couch’ in the years that followed 9/11, a time that is unparalleled in modern society. I learned it by examining my life’s experiences from all perspectives while be witness to and receiving the best of human goodness. It came from years of ceaseless and genuine unconditional love and support from friends and strangers around the world.
Cozmeena is a brand name for kindness like Xerox is to copiers or Kleenex is tissues. It is a made up word meaning all things that come from the heart and are the best of the human spirit: kindness, honesty, truth, generosity, gratitude and humility. It is the enlightened thinking that comes from living life in respectful consideration of others– seeing a situation from the other person’s point of view. It is living the Golden Rule of “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you”. It is finding warmth, comfort and care through your five senses and connecting with like-minded thinkers who believe in the same.
Cozmeena means to persevere and believe in yourself. It’s where the gift is in the struggle and the silver linings in the negative situations identified. It is where struggle is embraced to find the life lesson. It is to understand the grace of living “a practiced” life instead of a life of seeking perfection.
There are many groups of people spanning all walks of life across the globe that believe in and agree with these philosophies. One day we will all be connected under the Cozmeena umbrella.
Cozmeena Enlightened Living connects these like-minded thinkers in one lovely, warm, lighthearted, non-exclusive, non-judgmental place where everyone is welcome and anyone can be join. Cozmeena is a movement for improvement!
For further information about the specifics of living life with Cozmeena Enlightenment:
Cozmeena Love – Comfort from the Heart
Cozmeena Giving – The Heart of Generosity
Cozmeena Living – Light-hearted Living from the Heart
Cozmeena Cares Cancer Listings
CozMedia: reviews of books, movies, television, blogs, podcasts, articles or magazines that speak to the foundational elements of the Cozmeena philosophy.
Presently in Development: (in no specific order)
Cozmeena Movement – A movement for improvement.
Cozmeena Thinking – teaching the Cozmeena philosophy through blogs, movies, documentaries, books, music, events, speakers, travel, food, etc
Cozmeena Collection: eShop for cool, connected products and merchandise
Cozmeena Media and Products:
The Cozmeena Little Monster animated kindness vignettes
Etc. Etc. Etc. 🙂