Mushrooms and Mindfulness

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Sitting on the park bench while the strangers around me lazily enjoyed the Summer day, I waited for the mushrooms to kick in. Once they did, I would hop on my bike and ride towards anywhere until reality crashed back down on me, and then I would peddle home to my bed, roll into it and fall asleep. Were drugs really as dangerous as I'd been lead to believe? I was about to find out. I glanced longingly at the bicycle I'd ridden here, leaning on it's kickstand in the almost unnaturally green grass. Was the grass in the park really that green, or had the psychedelics begun to take effect? How long had it been since I'd downed the white, moldy tasting caps, maybe a gram or two, on my dealers couch with a bag of chips to muffle the taste? Surely not yet the half an hour I was told it would take before I'd start to 'feel it.' And yet everything was uncharacteristically colorful and clear, too much so to be my imagination. When a butterfly flew by about thirty feet in front of me, and I could see the movements of it's wings almost in slow motion, I decided I really must be 'feeling it.' The manicured nature of the park suddenly seemed very unappealing to me, so I hopped on my bike and pointed my front wheel towards the nearby woods. With an uncharacteristic fearlessness (but not recklessness), I didn't dismount my bike to descend the steeply declining dirt path that brought me into the woods and would eventually bring me back out again. I steadied my handlebars as the thick roots, which would make useful steps were I on foot but acted as hazardous obstacles as it was, knocked me around. Somewhere in my mind I came to the realization that it was true what they said. Drugs are dangerous. But at this point the shrooms had a hold of my brain, and that tiny rational part of my mind was overridden by all the other parts, which were finding way too much joy in my heedless…...

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