February 9, 2015

Appropriate Euphoria

Experiences in nature are an effective way to induce euphoria.
Definitions of euphoria can take the form of an elusive metaphor, or can be as technical as the production of certain endorphins, but generally the term refers to feeling really great.

There are many natural things that can induce a euphoric response. Researchers have described the euphoric effects of intense love as similar to those of cocaine: exhilaration, excessive energy, sleeplessness, and loss of appetite.

Some conditions can lead to what is called inappropriate euphoria. Inappropriate feeling good. Hmm.

When someone who is expected to feel pain, either mentally or physically, feels none, the experience is considered counter to social norms and is therefore considered inappropriate. Or maybe it is being tough, or resilient, or aware of the fact that things can always be worse.

Can euphoria ever be called inappropriate? Wouldn't it be that if we were truly aware of the potential and possibilities of our existence every waking moment would be euphoric?

Here are a few natural (and mostly free) things that can lead to euphoria of the appropriate variety (whatever that means):
  • positive thinking
  • touch
  • love
  • really spicy food (like fresh salsa with habanero peppers)
  • music
  • play
  • laughter
  • nature
  • exercise
  • art
  • waking up in the morning


I love you. 

Did you feel the rush? Ha, ha, ha.

Did you feel it again?

1 comment:

  1. If it makes you feel good...and doesn't harm anyone (including yourself!)...then it's good!

    ReplyDelete

Discussion and debate is welcome on NBA. I believe that this can be done via courteous, concise comments relevant to the topic of the post, whether or not they agree with the views expressed.

Comments containing profanity, abusive language, or baiting will be deleted.

Comments with a user name attached above, or in a sign off in the text, are appreciated. It lets us meet on common ground, and get to know each other better.

I answer comments depending on what is happening in my life, and how much gardening, cooking, hiking, and music making needs to be done. I am also a full time caregiver to the beautiful Linda, partner in our joyous, simple life.

Click the "notify me" box to be updated on the thread by email.

Note: Comments are moderated to eliminate links to commercial interests. We are proudly a no selling, no buying website. Spammers take note. Please.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...