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  1. "you don't have fear when you're sitting there enjoying yourself watching TV, eating a good meal, you don't have fear. You only have fear when you're in a dangerous situation." When you have a serious anxiety disorder, you do. What would you recommend for fear/anxiety (that jittery, unpleasant feeling in the body) that often comes up without any apparent reason in people with anxiety disorders? "All fear is lack of consciousness. If you were totally conscious, I'm telling you that you would not fear anything" Do you mean that you would have no objective measures of fear in the body? I've had a breakthrough experience where "I" wasn't there but sensations were still present and heart was pounding really fast, the body was still terrified/anxious. Do you think total consciousness where you are fearless, is possible to maintain in daily life? I would call myself an advanced meditator (stage 8/9 in TMI) and I still struggle with an anxiety disorder. I've heard about other, even more, advanced meditators who had struggled with anxiety and that makes me doubt if it's possible. What is the relationship of stress with fear?
  2. 1) Start with a threshold dose 2) Up the dosages very slowly 3) If you encounter any psychotic reactions, immediately stop doing psychedelics And don't start with 5-MeO-DMT, it's hard to measure very accurately
  3. @Leo Gura But the ego is building on top of genetic base. Child with large and overactive amygdala (which he got in a genetic lottery) will build an identity of a fearful person, cause his amygdala fires in social "events". As opposed to a child with small and underactive amygdala who may even have some sociopathic tendencies cause no inhibitions.
  4. @Peo From my experience 1) 5-MeO-DMT, LSD, DPT 3) 2-CB 4) MDMA (it's much more empathy than love for me) 5) Amphetamine (can sometimes give me slightly more love feeling than sober)
  5. Building stable attention and powerfull awareness is meditation
  6. @EternalForest You're probably meditating in a deeper state of sustained subtle dullness How straight is your posture while you meditate? To counteract subtle dullness you have to increase the power of the mind by using intention to perceive details of the breath less conceptually (more as a raw sensation) and more vividly. You most likely using subtle concepts like "exhale" and "inhale" to follow the breath right? Focus more of the raw sensation rather than concepts. Maintain a straight posture without back support.
  7. Yes Initially, something probably has to trigger anxiety disorder but once it's there, anxiety, fast heart rate can occur without any thought related to it. Even some period of higher stress can trigger it and then, once triggered, it may take even a few years to extinguish. One's vulnerability to anxiety disorders will depend on genetic factors mostly. My father committed suicide so there may be something to it. Fortunately, my anxiety has gotten much better over the past few months and I'm only taking a minimal dose of an SNRI. Hopefully, I'll be drug-free in the next 3 months.
  8. Overactive amygdala I guess. If I don't take SSRI's, I can't sleep because my body is too aroused from anxiety.
  9. @Jed Vassallo 5-MeO/DPT hasn't cured my anxiety so I would guess it's not going to do much for your friend with bipolar.
  10. @Joker As a <1 year old, probably
  11. Yes, it's either deep anesthesia or cessation/Nibbana/fruition/Nirodha Samapatti
  12. @Fuku This is a great exercise against bias. I use it pretty much all the time, it almost became like OCD for me lol. Ok so let's try Life is hard, there is more suffering in life than pleasure and it's probably better never to have been. Arguments against: The ratio of suffering to pleasure may change for the better in the future Suicide is almost always possible for anyone all the time if suffering becomes unbearable so one may as well be born and keep on deciding whether or not he wants to live.
  13. Martin Ball has gotten some persistent change through the use of 5-MeO. Other than that probably no one.
  14. Lol Whatever he is thinking now, time will reveal that he (and anybody) is not immune to suffering, fear, anxiety. Spiritual techniques like mindfulness can give you great coping skills so you suffer less, but that doesn't mean you'll become some superhuman.
  15. If God is all-powerful and everything is created to maximize love and goodness, then every creature should be experiencing infinite bliss for eternity.
  16. I know, solipsism is unfalsifiable I'm not claiming correlations is direct access to some ultimate truth but they increase the possibility of x being true. We may never discover ultimate truth but through correlations and science, we are slowly moving towards let's say 99.99% truth.
  17. TBH I have similar doubts and ultimately came to the realization that the only thing that will convince me 100% is brain scans of people under high dose of 5-MeO. If it will show increased activity, physicalism wins.
  18. I did People have to understand that 5-MeO breakthrough have very little in common with the persistent state of no-self, non-duality like Eckhart Tolle is in. It has more in common with temporary states you can get in with advanced Samatha/Vipassana concentration practice. As for my experience, DPT and 5-MeO feel much more solipsistic, alien and energetic than what persistent states of non-duality are like. Also, I'm not able to function on higher doses.
  19. Flow state = Jhana in meditation
  20. https://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/4wl8lh/redditor_does_acid_for_months_discovers_the_truth/
  21. @Hsinav I've seen cathinones in this form but not 5-MeO
  22. It's extremely stable and needs nothing to be maintained. But in some rare cases, it can go away with traumatic stress, brain injury, illness or without any particular reason
  23. @Leo Gura Will you tell us this 3rd, most potent substance?