Dolphins literally live in the moment. They are conscious breathers. They think about it everytime they breathe. Any yogi or guru will constantly remind you to come to your breath. If we are thinking about our breathing, we are conscious about our feelings, and when we are feeling our feelings, without labelling them, we are in the moment.
It is amazing however that I often find myself caught up in the moment, and unable to see the trees for the wood. I think this is when I loose myself in the feelings, rather than staying with my breath. Giving myself away to the emotion, and at the same time looking for excuses - so necessarily out of the moment so that I can find someone to blame.
Here's to staying conscious, even when I sleep.