posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 01:06 PM
reply to post by Samuelis
Congratulations on feeling well again, no need to be embarrassed. Psychosis, I think everyone has it to differing extents. It's always there in the
back of everyone's minds, it comes and goes and sometimes it has the potential to overwhelm. Calling it "psychosis" is even wrong I think, I don't
think that accurately describes that mental state.
If you can imagine the mental state of say, a dog; or to a larger extent maybe a wild animal. I would expect that animals life is much like a vivid,
psychotic dream in that it has no idea about anything really, it has no clue about simple things we "know", it doesn't live in or have any concern for
the structure we do. I think psychosis is the mental state we used to experience until our intelligence started evolving, sort of a coping mechanism
for survival of the fittest that still exists in us.
Ever run so much you start to get a little delusional and can no longer feel pain (a runner's high)? Sort of the same thing as with anything else,
once your brain sets itself into a certain "mode" it believes its doing it to keep you alive at all costs. That's a bit different, but along the same
lines I think. If your mind feels threatened or is overwhelmed with fear, it will react accordingly and seem to give you advantages such as heightened
senses, inability to feel pain, etc. Some day to day common knowledge might be forgotten in favor of concentrating fully on the apparent situation at
hand, I suppose that's what causes the delusion aspect of it.
We're all animals, I just don't think we realize it. I don't think you have any reason to be embarrassed though, after all you went to the edge of
your mind and came back without harming anyone. To me that would seem to say that you are truly a good, empathic person who cares about the well being
of others all the way down to the most primal, instinctive level.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts brother.
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