HEthens and the internal pot debate
I’ve noticed a great deal of people on this site, myself included, are involved in this internal pot debate with themselves. So I thought I’d share my experience for myself and for those interested.
I started smoking pot in college and it cracked my mind wide open, it encouraged my mind to challenge the way I see things and to dig deeper into the true nature of things. I had some of my greatest moments of clarity while star-gazing stoned.
However, pot has always had a negative effect on my meditation, and after I attended a few buddhist retreats, I came to understand the precept “I will not take intoxicants” In order to keep a clear mind and maintain psychological control in order to promote proper cultivation.
So, I decided to honor the precept and I haven’t smoked for two months now. But I’ve noticed my interest in solitary exploration in nature, creative projects, and new ideas have really declined.
I think it’s necessary to add that it is winter here in NY and energies are changing, so maybe it’s not a drug/lack of drug issue, perhaps it’s cosmic or seasonal.
In conclusion, I plan on getting high soon and see how it goes
|Starry Eyed BLiND.
@mikeyo, Lol in conclusion , this almost inspires me to go rip bongs aha
See, I never experienced this with pot. I usually just giggled and felt good. I became more analytical and observant when high, but that was it. I smoked pot for a while too, but now if I toke I just get a paranoia feeling and I think very negative thoughts. Mushrooms were the real eye-opener for me. That’s where I feel I learned of my creativity and clarity.
That’s interesting because you experience different improvements whether you are smoking pot or not. The marijuana itself has an effect, but I don’t think it is necessarily a positive nor negative one; it is your personal strive for self-advancement that makes you experience positive changes.
@mikeyo, I hear where you are coming from.
I say…honor it. Make is sacred every time. Focus on loving others and loving yourself.
I feel that @eyeslikeskies said it best:
So wonderful to be able to have such discussion:)
I’m recently starting to smoke again after a couple years off the wagon. I’ve done the whole “high every day every second” thing and I’m over that. Even daily use is too much for me. Like @possiblehubris, mentioned, treating it like something sacred every time is the way to go I think. It should be used as a tool rather than out of boredom.
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