Insights & Mystical

  1. Impossible

    Born in Ireland in 1884, child prodigy William Thomson was enrolled in Glasgow University at the age of ten. He became an accomplished mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and physicist who made a significant contribution to the laying of the transatlantic cable in 1858. His distinguished scientific career was confirmed when he was elected to the Royal Society where he served as its president. He is also known as the First Baron Kelvin of Largs. William Thomson or Lord Kelvin, whichever you...
  2. Open Up

    Open that new calendar, turn the page, and begin your new year. Just as in opening the pages of a book, who really knows what the contents will contain? Just what does "open" really mean for us? What do we open? What does it include? Familiar phrases or words such as "eyes wide open", "keep an open mind", "stay open to new ideas" all qualify as good examples of the concept. When your eyes are wide open, you see more, possibly have a different insight into an old problem or situation. More...
  3. Yin

    Plato's Cave--many of us here are probably familiar with the allegory of prisoners sitting in the darkness of a cave, shackled, watching mere shadows projected onto a wall. Dragged into the light of true knowledge, finally. I've read it many times for classes I've taken over the years, and one thought has always resounded in my head: give me the darkness. Give me the darkness, now and forever. Let the eternal night descend upon my troubled soul, or whatever it is I have that resembles one....
  4. Drugs Forum and the Need for Validation

    When reading the things people post on here, I often reflect on their motives and my own. Why do people spend their time and money contributing to this site? Why do I? People tend not to do things that aren't gratifying, so what do we get out of it? If I'm being honest with myself, I must admit that a lot of my participation over the years has been driven by a need for external validation. What is the purpose of a sense of purpose but to validate one's life, to be able to say, "There's a...
  5. Letting Go, Setting Sail, Going Home

    This one finds that as they continue their transition into Buddhism and a more sober life, there come a great many threads that bind them to various unhealthy behaviors and people. This one wonders how DF may have influenced them negatively. Or perhaps informed them of the true dangers of some substances. This one feels immense fear at the prospect of letting go of so many attachments, big and small. Potentially ending friendships and other relationships, deleting files, selling and...
  6. Just can't stay away!

    Well, it has finally come to this, I just could not stay away. I took a little journey to "find myself" and, in doing so, I rediscovered.....life. Happiness. Satisfaction, even! I have come to terms with the death of The Dog. I will never get over her, but I understand why she had to go. I have even forgiven my Goddess for taking her! As if that is not hubris personified. Still have one Rotten Little Kitten left, but she has three "trainees", so it is assured that I will continue to be vexed...
  7. Happiness, part one

    Happiness is a topic that keeps drawing my attention. Probably because my philosopher's mind insists on obsessively trying to articulate and understand what various things are and how they work (or fail), especially simple seeming ordinary everyday concepts like work, laughter, language, and, yes, indeed, happiness itself. And, again, typical philosopher, the more I think about something often the more confused and complicated they seem to get. Happiness is a special interest for me,...
  8. On the nature of mania

    People often ask what being manic is, and it's not a state that's well understood by people that haven't experienced it. To be honest I think it's probably a little different for everyone that experiences it, but I'm going to try to relate my experiences of it here. First off, it feels great. Really really great. People often have trouble understanding this because it is so often equated with being out of control, but the truth of the matter is you don't really feel out of control when...
  9. How much is too much?

    So I have been wondering this a bit lately, but when recovering from mental illness or addiction, how much is too much when it comes to getting back into the world? My mental health has been improving steadily for the last several months, and I often now find myself with plenty of energy and a desire to interact with people more than I have for the last few years. The other side of the coin however is that I am terrified that the more I do participate in the world at large, the greater...
  10. LSD changed my life. Im a new person.

    A few days ago I dropped acid for the first time. I have eaten shrooms before and I figured it would be something like that, so I was totally unprepared for what happened. Luckily, my boyfriend with whom I love and trust with all my heart, was there trippin with me, and I had such moments of pure clarity...I could understand why I react the way I do to life, and that I have the ability to choose at any given time what my reaction to something will be. I have a sense of self acceptance that...
  11. seeing threw a new set of eyes.

    " I once was lost,but now am found, i once was blind, but now i see"..... how did this happen to me? every song now makes such perfect sense. every vision now seems so clear. every color seems so much more vibrant. every word has so much depth. the wind,the rain, the sun light, the moon, the trees, the grass, every star, every insect, every animal. i have such a new found respect, there are no words for me to describe. appreciatte the little things in life, thats what...
  12. What does our biggest global religious institutions share?

    one thing that binds them together is.. their belief in the SAME God ABRAHAM worshiped. ISLAM JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY Are All funded over the same idea of creed. The OLD TESTAMENT and THE OLD PROFETS, They Are even sharing the same ancient religious location... The Old Jerusalem. so what seems to be the problem? the problem is and always was that these fundamentalistic and dogmatic groups always clamed to be the only ones that believed correctly. They disagreed so much...
  13. Freedom

    soon there will be no more freedom of listening, reading , watching,speaking or feeling.. fight for this freedom. no matter what. I will mind my own business, but our business IS MY BUSINESS. I finally got my ass out of my sofa. I just need to start running. Not away. Not to hide. But towards where I'm going to build by barricade. Close your eyes and see. look at my air castle. how beautiful it is going to be Come visit me in my house of glass Bring your elephants and dance...
  14. What is it to be a Human Being nowadays ?

    The sheeple of planet Tellus WILL NOT COMPLAIN until they realize that being DEAD is even more BORING than their lives was. Nowadays, as pain seems to be the best known of emotions, I have to ask my self:"What IS life really ?" Is it only the time it takes to die? just a quick trip from mindless euphoric conception towards the burning flames of a crematorium? Am I a Consumer ?, a citizen ?, or a Human Being? The info-leaflet never explained this properly. All it said was:...
  15. Armageddon

    If you are waiting for the Armageddon to happen, you will become dissapointed. prepare to survive the unraptured armada of revenging dissapointees, looking for someone to blame. when they're finished sending each other to the heaven they longed for. the peace they always preached, can finally be heard . the end timers have an eternity in heaven, to learn how precious love for life should be life is sacred created by love as fear of death is by ignorance tell me...
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