Do you ever experience euphoria? What's usually responsible for it?
Only once. I was in a car wreck and had a NDE. I died.( I was convinced I did) . At the moment I released my self drom hanging on to consciousness, I was granted a peace I never felt before or after.I was owoke later to ask if I wanted emergency surgery by a doctor. He had to ask three times before I said yes. I heard him the first time but was wanting to get back to where I had that peaceful feeling. Later I learned it was a possible ketomine reaction. [dailykos.com]
Only a few times in my life have I ever experienced what has been called "flow" 00 a feeling of greatly heightened sensation and awareness. One time was almost 60 years ago driving rhough the empty streets of Miami after a delightful evening.
The second time was in Berlin, Germany, also late at night, with empty streets. I can remember the echo of my own footsteps on the concrete, and the beutifulsounds of a man playing a trumpet nearby, almost as though he are searching for his musical nirvana.
I had a wonderful moment on a three-wheeler taxi in New Delhi. No reason. Just overwhelmed with happiness. Similarly, on a felucca on the Nile, in the dead of night, sharing a cigarette with an Egyptian boy who didn't speak English. And I don't smoke. Most recently in the rainforest near Port Douglas, Australia. Alone. Silence, Nature. Never induced by stimulants. Just pure.
Gym rat endorphins & back in the day where bursting out of my skin on a dance floor. Been awhile. By some coincidence learned that at one point in my life the high was as good and better than coke. I was never a coke head but tried it. It was then inner dialogue "wow, uh, I've felt like this naturally, wonder if my health nut blood could give someone a buzz...
Sometimes I get in these stupidly great moods after taking Chantix, but that's a dopamine manipulator.