Everyone should read this - http://www.athenwood.com/hutchison.shtml
I like it because it both confirms experiences in life, that others have had, but also much of my philosophy - which reached critical sprouting back when I was doing a lot of pot and taking a lot of notes. I came to the same insights then, high, as I do now, in a world of pain. Chalk it all up to those crazy endorphins in my right hemisphere. The point is to let go of your over-CONTROLLING consciousness, and experience the infinite consciousness that instead lives THROUGH you, (not by you), and all other things. Without at least a knowledge of these things, I would have not have been able to have survived the last few years, and to keep on pushing. Humbling... to be content with the joy of simply being alive, but if you do so, you will find that you really buff up and the girls will whistle.
Realise your power.