In my earlier years I was fortunate to reach certain states of virtual non-thought - whereas my thoughts would carry me and not me, the thoughts. I was reading a lot of T Lobsang Rampa at the time and discovered a state of non-materialism that I was able to venture to, almost at will. I closed a lot of doors to most of the typical issues that plague the human consciousness throughout life, and am, though less able to remove my bond with the (norm), absent from the worries and frustrations that are, I believe, prevalent in the everyday 'joe bloggs'.
I have a question for you: Do you believe that everything is connected - And I mean 'Everything'?
Thank you Jeeprs!