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Euphoria

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 38yrs • F •
Euphoria
Have you ever felt one with nature and the world around you? Where with each breath, you're gently inhaling the calmness of air, allowing it to be part of you and you part of it. I just experienced one of those moments a little while ago... as I was closing the windows at the front of my house I caught the site outside, and realised how it had been a while since I had watched the beauty of the sunset from our front porch. My house is built on land that is slightly higher than the surrounding houses, and thanks to that slight elevation, when you look out from the front porch you see quite a few rooftops. It's a quaint view of the surrounding suburbia. You can hear the hustle and buzz of trucks on the near by motorway, a plane in the sky above, and the also the sparrows, and other birds, playing along the fence that divides us from our neighbours. Life and movement surrounds you. And then you look beyond the rooftops and lampposts...

.. the horizon, the sky changing colour, and the evening star. Straight above me, the half awake moon.. .. a gentle breeze bringing goose bumps to my skin..

.. you are totally aware of all that is around all in a single minute that seemingly transcends time. There is no time. Just you and nature. Its euphoric. A euphoria that deepens with every breath and every lingering sight of the splendour and beauty that is always present. A euphoria that engages all your senses until they are one. The moment lasts and lasts whilst the sky deepens to the colour of night.

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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
 49yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that I R Me is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
In my late teens and early twenties I would get the strangest euphoric feelings. These would come when I was outside in the daylight with my headphones on listening to music. It is difficult to describe these fellings I have never been stoned on drugs but I would imagine they might possibly be similar- however I highly doubt that being on drugs woul;d fell anywhere near as good. I was like feeling relaxed and super happy and like time itself would slow down and I would notice the beauty in so many things. These feelings were awsome but it has been years since I have experienced one. What brought them on I do not know but they were so fantastic.
On of these moments are seared into my mind- I was riding the bus home from college- I was sitting across from this girl I had a crush on, it was the middle of winter and even though it was 3:30 pm the sun was setting to the west as the bus took this long road which was adjacent to the river valley. the sun was setting there was this dazzling orange and purple light and I had my walkman going- playing "would" from the Singles soundtrack ( a favorite at the time). I think that was the best I have ever felt in my life- Just thinking about those memories really moves me.

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"No one ever won a war by sitting in a ditch"
 32yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that weltanschauung is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
This probably sounds really stupid, but yeah, in a grocery store. I was walking through the produce section, and i guess they had just put out fresh fruit, and i could smell the apples, and the lemons, and the colors were so bright and vivid, i just stared, and i thought about how they came to be, how the sun provided them with energy,and then the fruit gave us energy, and water, this amazing, pure(in some areas) clear, crispness that just falls from the sky. For just a few minutes, everything was just, in perfect harmony,and beautiful.

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""That all knowledge begins with experience, there can be no doubt...""
 37yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Wyote is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
during group meditations i have had instances of euphoria. prolonged euphoria is much harder to obtain though. i almost always feel semi-euphoric when there is a large snowstorm, although those times may be more "bliss" than euphoria.

when i flew over the Badlands in a helicopter i felt very connected with everything; nature, my family my friends and their families, all things seemed connected and perfect during that ten or so minutes.

ive had other experiences but most of them are indescribable.

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"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. - Thomas Carlyle"
 32yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that sleepingwraith is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
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"Life is such sweet sorrow."
 43yrs • M
A CTL of 1 means that Ironwood is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
I live for these moments, I cherish my nostalgia which can bring this euphoria easier sometimes, cause you have some control over what you think, and certain thoughts are tied to certain emotions. With the hindsight being 20/20 thought, it also allows for that peek behind the scenes of how things truly work, especially in those moments when new information about old beliefs comes to light changing either a simple idea or understanding to possibly changing how you view everything and then your mind has to make a trip over everything you've thought you've known to compare it and adjust to this new information.

Music in the high school days and the long walks in the middle of nature, or a city. thank god for walkmans and diskman mp3. Bikes are great too, your at a slightly off pace from the rest of the world, the wind wizzes by your ears all while constantly trying to tickle your entire body, moments of possible danger can either be exhilarating and or traumatising, either way it still elicits strong emotion that feeds into such euphoric tendencies.

Ya, it tends to be unfortunate how a lot of that euphoria would come about for me, usually in the midst or end of a depression that had been slowly draining the life from me. Where you hit a bottom, a stop, and all you can do is look in wonder at the flawless futility of it all.

When suddenly all you had to worry about becomes trivial, and all you have to be happy about is so clear and honest and simple, and most importantly feels attainable.

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"The Greatest Enemy of Knowledge is Not Ignorance, It is the ILLUSION of Knowledge. Stephen Hawking"
[  Edited by Ironwood at   ]
 36yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that retro_goddess is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
I know what ya mean, I wouldn't go as far as saying "I'm one with the universe" or anything but sometimes i get the feeling that I am a part of something big, that I am in my place, exactly where I'm supposed to be at that precise time. The wind is meant to be coating and passing around you, the trees are meant to create a brushing sound for your ears only, and the sky is exactly the hue, the height, and the consistency it's supposed to be. It's like a comfort zone x 10

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"Don't sweat the little things! It's the little things in life that count!"
 31yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Angel Of Death is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
yeah, there was this one time when literally tears welled up inside my eyes! I was in love with everything, and if someone shouted at me, instead of getting angry, I wud love that person even more

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"I'll heal ur woundz I'll set u free, I m jesus christ on xtacy"
 33yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that Attolia is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
It happens anytime anywhere. I would be sitting in math class and I stop thinking and feeling and just look. It amazes me at how different everyone is, but how beautiful every person is.

But it's much easier when I'm in a natural setting. I breathe in everything and release nothing. I see nothing but beauty and feel nothing but serenity. I am nothing but a part of this peace. Then, my heart starts weeping because it knows that this won't last. This tree won't always be tall and healthy. I will not be able to enjoy this forever. I've never experienced euphoria. The toughest lesson I had to learn is that nothing lasts.

The only comfort I have at these times is knowing that God is eternal and He can grant me a never-ending life of pleasure if I work for it.

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"How can we be just in a world without mercy and merciful in a world without justice?"
 35yrs • F •
joslm is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
i once had one too brother iwas at my house watchin porn when i left to my ss car [its better than any of your fucken cars] and i was driving and fornicating when i got pulled over by a women cop buti ended up fucking her and thats howit happened

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"Everything happens for its own sexy reson"
 33yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that Attolia is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Euphoria. I have felt true euphoria. It's such a beautiful feeling inside. It's like going near a fire after spending hours outside in the bitter cold. The feeling comes on gradually, but once it completely settles within your soul, you close your eyes and breathe in everything and don't let it go. You don't have any thoughts. You are beyond thoughts and even simple emotions such as love, anger, and sadness. Euphoria isn't a state of love. It's far beyond that emotion. It's a state beyond reason and self-control. It's a rapturous delight.

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"How can we be just in a world without mercy and merciful in a world without justice?"
 32yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that Lynnz is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Well said Attolia. Ive always thought of it as being in complete peace with one's self and everything around you. When for that moment, life is truly worth living and experiencing all its beauty.

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"Keep your mind open so your thoughts are free to explore"
 43yrs • M
A CTL of 1 means that Ironwood is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
I specifically remember an interesting time of a clear euphoria of mine where I was driving towards home along a forrested highway with a friend or two in the car and either needed to pee or get fresh air, either way I told my friend to take the wheel and stepped out the window.....

To the bed of my ranchero (ford version of el camino car with truck bed)

I was kneeling and leaning against the tailgate with the wind rushing loudly, I watched the road leave me at a dizzying pace as it twisted and curved away into the woods.

But there was a moment where between imagination and the particular pitches and sounds of the wind I heard an angelic singing, it was so beautiful, mixed with the perfect temperature, the caress of relentless wind, the freshness of the mountainess wooded air.....

I outstreched my arms, felt, listened, and was overcome with pure exstacy, at that moment, mortality was irrelevant.

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"The Greatest Enemy of Knowledge is Not Ignorance, It is the ILLUSION of Knowledge. Stephen Hawking"
 32yrs • M •
wasteofpaint is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
"Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear. " - R. Emerson.

Thought this quote would apply.

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""everybody wants to change the world, but nobody wants to change themselves""
 33yrs • M •
Whytie is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
There is this point where you've had to much to drink but it all hasn't kicked in yet. So you feel really awesome in terms of the universe...but it never lasts b/c the rest of the drink kicks in and you sort of lose the moment.

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