Lately sometimes I feel like I’m high
My senses process information and my body responds with reactions that formerly only THC and other three letter words have produced
First it happened in the mountains
A mix of altitude and fresh village air, endless green scenery that created strange illusions,
Nights spent talking to the stars and days spent talking to the earth may produce unlikely sensations
But recently I feel it mid-conversaition, mid-meal, mid-twenty-first-century-cyber-communication
Maybe my brain and body are recovering all over again
Maybe it’s a simple reminder that every feeling, thought, situation, is subjective and fleeting
Whatever high-flying dream job, whomever chest-baring macho rapper, whichever sleek reconstructed bicycle I choose,
My happiness, confidence, security, strength, will never be affected in the ways we are made to believe
It is only in my center, my insides, my pure energy, and the cleansing of these that lasting peace will ever be felt.
How easy it is to act when the mind is clear and the body is refreshed
Honesty, moderation, kindness, adventure, love, gratitude, acceptance, daring
These are the things that keep me sane.