Float

A positive experience can be derived from either direct stimulation through chemical indulgence or from indirect stimulation through insight. When combined, the latter of these two approaches has the ability to significantly enrich the former with its more subtle nature of intensity, meaning the potential for vastly more potent experiences. This principle applies to scenarios ranging from having sex versus making love, through to the dopamine high of a depressant like alcohol versus the cerebral high of a hallucinogen like psilocybin. Not that there’s anything wrong with chemical indulgence, but the pond is far deeper than your toes, and if you don’t mind getting wet, you may find yourself floating.