This is one of the best explanations of psychedelics I’ve seen in a long time; as much as I love the more famous advocates such as Timothy Leary, or Terence McKenna, this guy actually explains the biology of the psychedelic experience, and why the most important part of a trip is not during, but after the experience is over.
He suggests that having a psychedelic experience would be beneficial to most people at certain points in their life; it could help a lot of people and ultimately stimulate the economy and our society in general.
Both my body and my emotions were given to me and it is futile for me to condemn myself for feeling scared, insecure, selfish or revengeful as it is for me to get mad at myself for the size of my feet. I am not responsible for my feelings, but I am for what I do with them.
There are no absolutes for something so relative as human life.
One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.
― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom