Sudden realisations triggering euphoric state?
I have had many euphoric experiences over the years. They all happened outdoors but I can’t point to any particular trigger. The strangest one was when I was visiting an oasis in the Persian Gulf. It was dusty and smelly with just a few ragged palm trees, a shabby shack and some goats. It was REALLY hot and humid so I walked over to the shade of the roof on the shack. There were goats, goat crap and an enormous number of flies who’s buzzing seemed deafening in the otherwise silence. Then suddenly I was overcome by a sense of complete and totla perfection and I mentally said to myself “you could die here and it would be perfect” which is a pretty weird thing to think but I assure you that it was a beatiful moment of communion with the great ? that I shall never forget.
glad I found this discussion. Has been on my mind for over 10 years. Around then, I was reading the bible quite a bit and attending Alpha courses. One afternoon I was reading Matthew’s sermon on the mount. The sun came out and I had an epiphany. It was wonderful. All my worries, depression disappeared. I became acutely aware of all around me. I was just full of joy. It lasted for about 3 months. I always put this down to Holy Spirit, but never had further instructions (not aware of anyway). 10 years on from that, I’m not religious and never furthered religion. But it has always always, been on my mind since. I have considered it to be a chemical reaction in the past and have truthfully been concerned I have gone against some higher power wishes. It really was such an eye-opener and do hope I can experience it again one day. Glad to read I’m not the only one to have experienced this gift at least
@exist, Mirror neurons?!
All the time. The first time I did fly agaric was when it happened. After I came down, I felt at peace. A few hours later, I went with my buddies to the skate park. I just sat in the truck in silence, and had my first ever experience of a clear mind. No wandering thought or worry, and fully realized, as if I could hold it in the palm of my hand “Worrying solves nothing”. I had been believing for a while that the vast majority of stress most people deal with on a regular basis is totally unnecessary, and detrimental to the situation. I had lived with this idea the best I could, exercising it quite well. But only then did it become an integral part of me. And that amazed me. I describe my mindset at that time as if someone was holding a kitten in my face screaming “LOOK AT IT! ITS SO GODDAMN PEACEFUL!” The greatest contradiction of ecstasy and relaxation I can imagine. Maybe it was all an after effect of the shrooms, but I like to think it was sober me processing what tripping me realized that day.
Found this video!!
Reminds me of exactly how I felt when I had the experiences described in the OP.
As for my personal progress over the last two years, I’m now able to trigger this euphoria on demand.
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