Meditation to stop drinking: How I got ‘high’ through meditation
One of the things I loved about meditating when I discovered it was that it sometimes gave me a mini high.
Not in a euphoric way or like being wasted out of my mind, but clearly an altered state of consciousness.
It felt like my head had been a balled up fist, but as I meditated it loosened its grip.
The more I relaxed and adopted a passive attitude, not minding whether I got it right or not, the greater the feeling grew.
Sometimes I could feel a mild tingling up my neck like the endorphin rushes I got during marathons or just a pleasant fuzziness in my head.
When I later looked at scans of meditators showing increased blood flow to the brain, it was like I was feeling that in the moment.
I’d found a way to tap into my internal pharmacy and give myself natural, manageable doses of experiences I’d looked for externally before.
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