Yes it is an example of the level of calmness you need however the people who get there using drugs and alcohol do not ever develop the inner strength
and clarity required to make something useful of them. Without this stability it is easy to succumb to fantasy or mis-interpretation about the
experience and end up hindering yourself more than helping.
That's not true. Drugs and alcohol can be used by people who have the experience to deal with them. There is nothing wrong with them as tools. It is
the inner work that needs to be done so that they do not have a corrupting effect.
Agreed. You put it much better that I could. Thanks. Something my late brother said...."From taking so much '___' during the hippie days...now if I
want to trip-out...I just stare at the wall!!"
He did...and he would. God rest his soul...
Thanks again for clarifying.
It's no problem. We have to be careful when addressing charged issues like drugs. Everything has its proper place its all about how we as individuals
relate to them. It's not just with drugs or alcohol but also ideas, beliefs, people. People use drugs or relationships to mask personal deficiencies
because they do not have enough self knowledge to properly deal with them. Yet we as a society tend to blame the tools for our personal downfalls and
so things that can be quite beneficial in the right hands become blanket banned and thus a path of real growth for a certain type of person becomes
I'm sorry for the loss of your brother but at least he sounds like he probably knew this was all a trip before he flew off to the next one anyway.
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