" wrote:Me and another IS member were idly passing thoughts back and forth on drinking. Or being drunk, buzzed whatever. Why do we do it. Why in particular do spiritual people like to drink.
I think its because all that shit we think about ourselves, and others, all the conditioning, beliefs and crap get dampened down when we drink, and we have a touch in with spirit, our spirit. We can do that because the alcohol has suppressed all that shit that causes us not to be in that place. They dont' call alcohol 'spirits' by accident.....
WE just dont' think about that shit when we are drinking. How we are unhappy with ourselves. unless we are depressive type drinkers where everything gets worse. Or angry drinkers that want to fight. And unless we are really tipped over we have a lot of clarity a lot of inspiration, a feeling of being free, being fearless. All our shit has been clamped down on to allow the inner expression to come out.
I mean you party down with a person just once and you seldom ever have serious issues with that person again. Or at least for that night of drinking everyone is in love with each other. People will say it lets go of inhibitions I think it just gives us a reprieve from our beleif systems so they dont' have a strangle hold on us for awhile.
Then the hangover comes when all the shit falls in again. The physical repercussions....I get somewhat depressed the next day after drinking and I always thought it was because I felt like shit physically...
my ramblings on drinking.
Drinking for me has always just been another part of life, sure we get piss ass sometimes and do somethings that might seem questionable in the morning but usually the spirit behind it is one of uplifting the senses into a happy stupor. I know many people who can only communicate feelings bottled up in them by drinking a round or two, they will spill their heart out and usually the next day they feel as if a burden had been lifted.