I just came off a mushroom trip and I am glowing.
Deep down we all desire connection. We all want to connect with others. But why? And what defines connecting?
I want to understand more about this. This is a driving force of my existence. Please post your thoughts. Do any books come to mind?
Much love to everyone. Really :)
We are connected. Everybody’s feet is on this earth.
So being connected is natural,
Though that doesn’t mean we can dwell in need or Co dependency
Light . Lights all , love , loves all.
We are connected, and yet being just you is already a bliss.
Now let’s make things lighter and brighter.
I reccomend this book to so many people for so many different reasons – but a particular chapter in the book “A Way of Being’ by Carl Rogers comes to mind. The chapter is “Experiences in Communication”, I think it’s the first chapter. It talks about the experience of being heard by someone; by really feeling like someone understands what you express. It talks about the experience of hearing someone else – by recognizing that you understand what they are really trying to express. It also talks about the importance of authenticity – of being who you really are in your relationships and not holding anything back or putting on a facade. He talks about all the elements that I personally believe lead to strong connections with others.
On a more philosophical side, I’d say look into the Buddhist concept of “dependent origination”. It’s the idea that everything is completely dependent on everything else for existence. You couldn’t be if I wasn’t, vice versa, and neither of us could be if it weren’t for the supermassive black hole in the middle of our galaxy. Alan Watts has a good talk about it – I think it’s titled “The Web of Life”.
Let us know if you have any more thoughts once you’ve fully landed :)
Thanks for this. I’ll check out that book when I’m done with The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein, which should only take me about 6 months :). I’ll also take a look at the other stuff you recommended. Unfortunately I landed and the strength of those feelings went down. It was probably for the best, probably don’t want to be crying in appreciation of my best friends everyday lol. But what stayed with me was the memory and reinforced how important people are in my life. It’s an obvious thing but it’s nice to be reminded that there is no world without the people around me. I journaled afterwards so I hope I can remember this experience forever. Thanks again for your reply, exactly what I was looking for.
No problemo man! Glad to hear you’ll look into the stuff. And i’ve never tripped before but I’m sure there’s a big difference between now and then :P Glad you were left with some reflections on the importance of people, that’s awesome to hear :) Have an awesome day!
Oh I know for a fact that we are all connected. The experiences that I have undergone show me that the people that are in my life where Put in my life. The connection that we all share is purely spiritual. I just know that the life path we are on is meant to be walked together. We are a family and nothing will destroy our connection.