Hahaha that was one reply I wasn't expecting, made me laugh out loud.
More people are posting about Jill Bolte Taylor in the other forums as well as more people watched the video clip. Actually I wasn't sure whether I
should have posted this in the paranormal forum or the medical one...
Anyhow, did some more thinking & wanted to post some of my previous experiences on this & why I posted the topic.
About 6 months back or so, I had a lucid dream which I hadn't been actively seeking. It was one of the most successful ones, achieving flight & with
it, the most intense feeling of joy ever, like really a rush of euphoria. Waking up, everything seemed brighter & more alive. It was a definite rush.
Reading Tolle, I really found a similarity in his opening paragraph.
After that I was reading Chin Ning Chu. In the section titled the art of breathing, there was an emphasis on observing the space where inhalation met
exhalation, about 12 fingers from the nostril, she called it "the gate to the mystery of this universe and beyond". In the section, title courting
blissful oblivion, she says not to focus on the joy of orgasm but rather the source of orgasm. And coincidentally it seemed to be in the same space.
Maybe it's the pituary gland or hypothalamus.
So I've been following a bit of each & recently, while dozing on a lazy afternoon, I actually felt a tickle in my brain, much like a sneeze. I
relaxed & just let it continue on until it felt like my whole brain was ticklish...very enjoyable until I realised I can't really stop it. It was a
bit like remembering the memory of an orgasm. Panicked a bit because it didn't seem to stop and thats when it shut down pretty abruptly.
Anyway point I'm trying to make is, what if everything seemingly mystical or paranormal is simply an activation of the right side of the brain?
Feelings of bliss or encountering the numinous might simply be your brain activating the g-spot in your brain...
What if there's no external phenomenon happening & everything is pretty much internal phenomenon?
Anyway, after that tickling incident, somehow I kind of forgot about it until I saw the TED presentation by Jill. Think I'm gonna start exploring
Think the ancient yogis or tibetan monks might simply have been chasing after their version of runner's high, bliss from within rather than
If everyone could learn this, there will not be a need for illegal drugs, there'd be less crime maybe, everyone can be happy when they want to
Sorry for the rambling post
PS: by the way, is it possible to develop a resistance to too much endorphins? or is there any danger if you leave the endorphins running on 24/7?
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