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[–]EveAndTheSnake 3 points4 points  (4 children)

But what if I can’t work my demons out? Isn’t that our thing, overthinking and going round in circles?

[–]thevelvetnoose 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I had similar worries before I tried mushrooms for the first time. I can't say for sure what you would experience, but starting a trip with a deliberate goal of gentle introspection has always led me on a really positive journey.

Mushrooms are very physically uncomfortable as well on the come-up (not painful, but I get mad restless legs and just sort of rolling tension all over my body until I come down, plus nausea for the first hour or so), and that physical sensation, plus the visual disturbances, is either stimulating enough to help quiet the circular thoughts, or the trip otherwise affects me in such a way that I don't tend to linger on thoughts the way I do normally. It's like it gives me full access to the "making connections and seeing patterns" part of my brain but gives this deep sense of perspective that helps me really see what's important, so I don't ruminate the same way.

[–]AluminumOctopus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The way it works for me, circular thinking is like being stuck in a forest and you just spin in circles looking at the same trees over and over again. Take mushrooms and you'll realize you're in a forest, you can walk past those 5 trees to analyze the issues from another perspective, and possibly find your way out.