what have psychedelics taught you?

Discussion in 'Psychedelics' started by gib_0101, May 15, 2007.

  1. gib_0101

    gib_0101 Member

    What have psychedelic experiences taught you? This can be about big life-altering, one-with-the-cosmos, spiritually-uplifting lessons, or just simple, down-to-earth, not-too-wild, good-ol'-common-sense lessons.

    For example, I've learnt that marijuana can put you in a state of mind where your creative thoughts are more lucid, and you can use that to come up with solutions to problems in your life. For example, my wife and I were having problems a while back (getting into fights more frequently than we'd like to), and one night while high on weed, I came up with an idea. I figured that, with summer time coming around the bend, we should spend Friday nights just going for walks. I brought it up to her and she really liked the idea. We did that and I really feel it helped mend our relationship and brought us closer. Thanks MJ!

    Anyone else have stories about how any psychedelics helped them with life lessons or overcoming obstacles?
     
  2. VaporDude

    VaporDude Member

    Energy Fields created by living things. It is good to wear sunscreen too.
     
  3. Stiney

    Stiney Member

    Psychedelics thought me many things over the years, here are just a few, they thought me to wear sunscreen,
    If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
    it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by
    scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
    than my own meandering
    experience…I will dispense this advice now.

    Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
    understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
    But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
    recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
    you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you
    imagine.

    Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
    effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
    bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
    never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
    on some idle Tuesday.

    Do one thing everyday that scares you

    Sing

    Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with
    people who are reckless with yours.

    Floss

    Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
    you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with
    yourself.

    Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
    succeed in doing this, tell me how.

    Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

    Stretch

    Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
    life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
    wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
    olds I know still don’t.

    Get plenty of calcium.

    Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

    Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe
    you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
    chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t
    congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your
    choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s. Enjoy your body,
    use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people
    think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever
    own..

    Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

    Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

    Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

    (Brother and sister together we'll make it through
    Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there
    I know you've been hurting, and I know I've been waiting to be there
    for you. And I'll be there, just tell me now, whenever I can.
    Everybody's free.)

    Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for
    good.

    Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the
    people most likely to stick with you in the future.

    Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
    should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
    lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
    knew when you were young.

    Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live
    in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

    Travel.

    Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will
    philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
    that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
    noble and children respected their elders.

    Respect your elders.

    Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
    maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
    might run out.

    Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
    look 85.

    Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
    supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
    fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
    ugly parts and recycling it for more than
    it’s worth.


    Or maybe that was just a song I heard one time and psychedelics haven't thought me anything that I didn't already know and I believe that people that feel they require psychedelics to learn things about themselves and the world around them are looking for an easy awnser and/or are just kidding themselves. But trust me on the sunscreen.....
     
  4. 2cesarewild

    2cesarewild I'm an idiot.

    This is basically the biggest truth I have gotten from psychedelics, but I wouldn't have worded it in such a blunt way lol. Besides this, it has instilled the belief in impermanence in my personality.
     
  5. Sensei

    Sensei Senior Member

    nothing is true, everything is permissible. Actually me and a friend both had this revealed to us during the same week, but we didn't find out about that synchronicity until we talked the week later. He did when he burned a dime bag of weed at once, and I did with sinicuichi.
     
  6. Synthesis

    Synthesis Banned

    Psychedelics have taught me everything. I just can't remember it all [​IMG]
     
  7. Synthesis

    Synthesis Banned

    Sure, if you spend your life chasing another dimension and not keeping one foot on the ground in this world, then it's your fault you fucked up on earth.

    You have to live in this world before you can try and live in another.

    I am one with the cosmos all the time. Psychedelics were very life altering for me.

    I'm sorry you feel this way about psychedelics.

    Moral:

    Keep your eyes on the stars
    Keep your feet on the ground



    Your not showing respect to something that is VERY powerful. Don't do this just because psychedelics didn't help you.

    Psychedelics by themselves, say in an isolation tank, will not fill your head with bullshit, like a mixture of LSD and the X-files can do.

    Media and psychedelics are a bad mental combination.

    Your just out of touch. I'll send ya 40mg of too see e and then we can discuss what's real and what's not.

    So using psychedelics to travel to another way of thinking and obtaining knowledge that can help you prosper in this world is a joke? I'm not laughing.
     
  8. veroness

    veroness There's only one :)

    they taught me that all nature has a meaning and has a deep beauty.

    and that being inside is so over-rated. go outside and enjoy what the world has to offer to ya!
     
  9. Lady of the Freaks

    Lady of the Freaks Senior Member

    to be careful what i put in my mouth...heheh...
     
  10. Synthesis

    Synthesis Banned



    -----Generic Sexual Pun Inserted Here-----


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. gib_0101

    gib_0101 Member

    That's a great quote, Synth. Can I use it in my sig?

    I agree with it wholeheartedly. I rarely ever believe in all the fooey my mind comes up with while stoned - at least, I don't usually bring it back with me when I sober up (sometimes it's hard not to believe things when stoned :confused: . I enjoy the insights and experiences of visiting another world for a short while, but when I return to this world, a lot of those things have to stay behind because that's the only world in which they are valid (i.e. they just don't hold water in this world).

    What I find useful about psychedelics is learning how these mental changes that the drugs put you through can be used to your advantage. It doesn't have anything to do with believing or learning new Truths. For example, if I'm feeling miserable, and I'm struggling with some negative thoughts and perspectives on the world (the glass is half empty kinda thing), I can use pot to loosen up my thoughts and tap into some creativity. I then use that creativity to invent new ways of looking at the world, perspectives that I had never considered before. On top of that, everything on pot seems so much more inspiring, and that can be used to reinforce these positive thoughts (i.e. I end up valuing these thoughts more - even after I sober up 'cause it seems this inspiration does have more of a tendency to survive as it's brought back into the real world). Another example is extacy. Extacy can be used to bring people closer together. If you're having relationship problems, extacy can open you up to your partner in so many ways. In fact, extacy was originally a prescription drug use in marriage counciling before it became elligal.

    In short, there are many ways in which drugs can teach you things about life, reality, and your own mind. It doesn't always have to be about "one with the cosmos" experiences. It's mainly about what you make of these psychedelic experiences. The drugs just give them to you. You decide whether they can be put to some use or not.
     
  12. 2cesarewild

    2cesarewild I'm an idiot.

    I am! mwa-ha-ha-ha
     
  13. Krsna Bhakti

    Krsna Bhakti d-_-b JAMMING

    Psychedelics have taught why people say Ommmmmmmmmmmm when they buzz on life :)
     
  14. Synthesis

    Synthesis Banned

    Of course! [​IMG]
     
  15. Ayzcrava

    Ayzcrava Member

    They've tought me to be more content with the nothingness even then before, to notice beauty in almost anything; they helped me get to realise who I was better then before.. and best of all on a beautiful mushroom trip I got rid of a phobia that had me quite in its control prior to that.. so that a trip killed my fear.. just wow.
    Psychedelics drugs tought me how not to worry too much.
     
  16. uplink

    uplink Member

    hahaha... so good... and so true.
     
  17. gib_0101

    gib_0101 Member

    What was the phobia?
     
  18. mati

    mati Member

    how to make money on the stock market
     
  19. Krsna Bhakti

    Krsna Bhakti d-_-b JAMMING

    they taught me how good my own farts smell

    and that fat girls need lovin too

    and also that it feels good to sweat when you take a shit
     
  20. Ayzcrava

    Ayzcrava Member

    Contageous illnesses, like flu's, colds and anything else common but I was also affraid of less common things.
     

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