When I was little I had a life perspective that was innocent and pure and all good. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. You had it too. It was a wonderful way to be and to look at life and the world around. But as the years went by, that wonderful way of seeing things gradually faded. I’ve always wondered what happened to it, where did it go. To this day I still wish I could bring it back somehow, or that it would come back on its own. Now that I’m all grown up, with a life full of complexities, I can use that life perspective more than ever.
The years have passed and I’ve gotten older and, hopefully, wiser. Yet I have not been able to regain that innocence that once came so effortlessly. Why is it so hard to get it back now?
One day I was complaining to a friend about my age-related aches and pains and the migraine headaches that I have grown accustomed to accepting as a part of my life. He asked me if I had tried medical marijuana for these ailments. He told me how his health issues had been significantly alleviated since he started using pot. He also said that he is a better person now, because of his marijuana use, although I wasn’t sure what he meant by that.
I figured I had nothing to loose and everything to gain. It was legal in my state now so there was no good reason for me not to try it. I visited a neighborhood dispensary and came home with my bag of goodies. I was about to embark on my first marijuana smoking experience since college. I didn’t really know what I was doing so I made it a point to be alone, no sense in making a fool out of myself in front of others.
I didn’t feel much on the first inhale. But the second one was a different story. I felt a warm, gentle wave sweep over my entire body. At the same time, my mind became instantly focused, clear, uncluttered. It was as if the windows had just been wiped cleaned for the very first time ever.
And there it was. It was back! That life perspective I once had as a child was with me again. I was so happy about that! So happy in fact that I began to cry. They were tears of joy, like those of a loving parent when he sees a long-lost child.
A couple of hours passed and that full-on wonderful feeling mellowed out a bit, although it was still very much present. I was able to go about my daily routine. I worked from home as usual, and I was pleasantly surprised by how smooth my work went. I was much more productive and resourceful, and my usually dry outlet suddenly saw a burst of creative juices flow. Because my body was relaxed and my mind uncluttered, I was able to tackle new tasks and finish them quickly and efficiently. Oh, and my run of the mill aches and pains disappeared completely. I felt as though I had a new body where there once was an tired, old one. I felt young and refreshed. Was I revisiting the fountain of youth?
This will sound corny to some of you but my attitude towards the world and my fellow man changed while I was feeling the effects of the marijuana. I felt uplifted and inspired. I was now thinking more about what I could do for the world instead of what the world could do for me. The warm glow that I felt inside my body spewed outward, towards the world and all of its people.
I know what you’re thinking. I am SO getting a carried away describing my experience after using marijuana. Well, sorry, I certainly don’t mean to turn this into a cheesy, transcendental outburst, but that is exactly how my experience was. Mind you, everyone’s experience is different, although I have heard stories similar to mine many times.
Needless to say, I am still using medical marijuana in my daily routine. It is my only medicine. It is my prayer. It is my godsend. Because of medical marijuana use, I have much better days. I’ll even go as far as to say that I now have wonderful days. I am a much better person all around when I use medical marijuana. At the risk of sounding corny, I will go on the record to say that since using medical marijuana daily I am having a truly wonderful life.
And isn’t that what we all really want?
Oh, and getting back to that life perspective that I had when I was little. Well it’s certainly back now. It’s back every single day, even when I don’t take my medical marijuana. It’s always with me, day and night. And the best part is that I know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that it will be with me again tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that. It is truly going to be a great year!
Happy New Year everyone.