There is a lot of stigma around psychedelics, largely because of their hallucinogenic potential.
But what if your whole life is hallucination? Especially if you're enslaved by your mind that keeps on thinking, interpreting the reality relying on experiences or burdens of the past and projecting them on to the future? Are you escaping the reality which should be just a pure observation of Now, thinking that
" fulfilment always just around the corner or confined to short lived pleasures, such as sex, food, drink, drugs, or thrills and excitement? Are you always focused on becoming, achieving, and attaining?… Do you believe that if you acquire more things you will become more fulfilled, good enough, or psychologically complete?" - @eckharttolle
"Usually the future is a replica of the past. Superficial changes are possible, but real transformation is rare and depends upon whether you can become present enough to dissolve the past by accessing the power of now. What you perceive as future is an intrinsic part of your state of consciousness now. If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future – which, of course, can only be experienced in the now." - #eckharttolle
There is value in every situation, especially in the one that brings us suffering. However, most of us are not able to accept and surrender to Now, because we are trapped in disillusionment. This issue leads to cognitive distortions, mental disorders and simple inability to experience joy in every moment.
"Psychedelic drugs are potential breakthroughs for treating mental health disorders. Stigmatization more than actual risks led to research-impeded regulatory control" @sciencedirect (November, 2018)
I am not advocating for irresponsible use of any hallucinogens. The purpose of this commentary is to break any stigma and make people think and make decisions for themselves.