Breaking free from drugs

Drug use is delusive; spiritual insights are dependable.

In college I was curious about the reputed mind-expanding effects of marijuana and other drugs, and I began experimenting. The biggest appeal was to be able to escape from the limits of my mind and just let go.

For a while I actually believed that drug-induced sensations were not only pleasurable but fraught with insight and a larger sensitivity to what was really going on. At the same time I was troubled by my observations of frequent drug users who had developed a need to be on drugs just to feel "normal." I also noticed a boring repetition of opinions expressed in a trite, "hip" vocabulary.

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