Legend states that the alchemists of olden times could only succeed in turning lead into gold when their internal alchemy practice was of a high order. Chasing external results without doing the inner work often led to disaster. For example, ingesting attempts at the pill of immortality caused individuals to feel the effects of being high, only to crash back down. In their quest to find this feeling and continue to reach these artificially-achieved high states, many overdosed and died from the experimental compounds. The reader can decide for themselves if there are parallels between these experiments of old and the modern quest for more and more by our societies.
In the year of the dog, 2018, let’s try to wag more and bark less.