Citation: Challenger. "Temporary Enlightenment: experience with Breathing (ID 75774)". Erowid.org. Jan 9, 2009. erowid.org/exp/75774
I used to work in a loud steel mill when I was 21. It was the night shift, and my job was the grinder/sander equiped w/ saftey goggles and a hepa filter dust mask I slaved away 10 hours a night. One night I kind of got dumped by this girl I was chasing (another story) but because of this I began to feel like shit. So what did I do?
I began to breathe deeply, very deeply and after about 5 minutes I noticed a drastic change in all of my physiological and psychological demeaner. A marked sence of security took over my body and mind. Even though I was sober as a priest on Sunday morning, I felt very euphoric. Even when my mask/goggle combination fogged up to all hell every deep exhale I let out, the very sense of life took on another meaning, a much less stressfull one with a positive feeling pumping through my veins. My movements were very methodical and slow, very peaceful.
Suddenly I tapered off the technique I was administering and within minutes I was back in my mind of problems. Iíve been able to do this a few other times in my life as easy as it was. It doesnít seem to really be happening untill I am engulfed in it.
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