tomamundsen wrote:However, it has the disadvantage that when I become distracted, its harder to notice that I am distracted and right myself.
I do not see it as distraction. Actually that's the whole point. When you let it wander without controlling it, you will end up in effortless here and now. If effort is used to correct the perspective it wont work out. It is Easy to test it by doing it for extended period of time. Proper meditation should not be tiresome, no matter how long it lasts.
But it has the same short-term memory problem of eventually becoming distracted and not being able to fix that as quickly as when sober.
Quick and simple question. When you are not fixing it at all, who is in control? Who is doing all those activities when you are not making corrections?
dharmagoat wrote:For anyone who believes that being high is somehow special: Have you ever had a thought while high that you felt was so profound that you had to write it down, only to read it back the next day and discover that it was actually rather banal?
Banal things that we don't see normally like "Simple life makes life simple". And if you think it ain't special, try to read a good teaching while high.