“Most of our suffering comes from resisting what is already here, particularly our feelings. All any feeling wants is to be welcomed, touched, allowed. It wants attention. It wants kindness. If you treated your feelings with as much love as you treated your dog or your cat or your child, you’d feel as if you were living in heaven every day of your sweet life.”—Geneen Roth (via observando)
I saw that u claimed another users information on DMT as invalid. But u didn't state what claims were wrong. Could u share?
He claimed that DMT was a naturally produced by the pineal gland. He also sourced Strassman’s book, “The Spirit Molecule”, and claimed it as fact. What got to me was the fact that he theoretically supported the legalization and recreational use of DMT…
Well, for starters, the theory of the pineal gland producing the psychoactive tryptamine was first present in the early it’s by Andrew Weil. Then, in ‘83, Albert Most wrote a book called, “Eros and the Pineal”, which claimed that pineal enzymes had the ability to convert serotonin into a form of methyltryptamine, then finally into a form of dimethyltrptamine. But, neither of these books provided references, nor had any form of experiments to support the claims…
It wasn’t until 2001, where Strassman wrote the book. And made the same claims. But, it was also him that said that his claims ‘were not proven’. But people have taken it in as fact due to the lack of research. And to those who know virtually nothing about any given topic, there appears to be no constraints on speculation. Thus expanding the claim into creative new directions.
There is data that proves DMT found in the urine of psychotic patients, but that’s merely it. Strassman even says so himself: ” I muster a lot of circumstantial evidence supporting a reason to look long and hard at the pineal, but we do not yet “
And obviously, the use of DMT should be used only as safe therapeutic tripping. Stepping into the abyss, can in fact, harm it’s user in a psychological sense…
I'm 21 years old, going through intense existential crisis. Feeling intense waves of anxiety and depression, sometimes to the point of wanting to take my own life. I feel deeply empty, ugly and worthless. I know in my mind that what I'm experiencing is a very distorted view of reality. I am so sad and so anxious so much of the time. Can you offer any advice? I would really appreciate it.
The truth twists it’s knife into the flesh of your conditioning. You are essentially realizing how much of what you’d previously regarded as fact is actually opinion. Embrace the pain of your confusion as motivation to transcend the insecurity that your ignorance entails.
Take advantage of this psychological disestablishment to familiarize yourself with the universe, relish in this opportunity for fresh experience. Utilize your senses to ground you. You are not in immediate danger. Begin writing down idea’s, contradictions, etc, until the chaos unfolds into the realization of certain fundamental components of existence.