Eudaimonia – having meaning and purpose, to grow and evolve, connection to ourselves and to the world.
Eudaimonia, central to the teachings of ancient Greek thinkers and philosophers (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle)… encompasses more than mere happiness or pleasure.
Eudaimonia embodies a sense of fulfillment, it is human excellence.
“The purpose of mankind is Eudaimonia” Aristotle
Considered the ultimate attainment for life. Living a life happiness and spreading cheer.
Epiphany – a sudden realization, a deep understanding, a paradigm-shifting moment. Epiphanies can manifest in various ways, in any aspect of your experience…
Think of the story of Archimedes, who famously had an epiphany about measuring volume while taking a bath a sudden insight that changed the course of mathematics.
Relaxing in a bath… releasing thoughts, relaxing the physical stresses, even this lightly relaxed (Altered State of Consciousness) can be enough to create an epiphany.
August Kekulé the father of organic chemistry, had a day dream while riding a horse drawn carriage…
In the dream he saw a snake eating its own tail… upon waking he realized the problem he’d been wrestling with for months (the structure of Benzene) was a ring formation.
As a consequence of this the whole field of organic chemistry developed rapidly from this moment.
Francis Watson and Robert Crick had their own epiphany moment… famously discovering the double-helix structure of DNA.
Initially attributing their breakthrough discovery to having a few pints in a pub… later:
“FRANCIS CRICK, the Nobel Prize-winning father of modern genetics, was under the influence of LSD when he first deduced the double-helix structure of DNA nearly 50 years ago.”
Mail on Sunday (London) August 8, 2004
Turns out micro-dosing is not new. “We used LSD in tiny amounts as a thinking tool”, Francis Crick said, referring to some of his follow Cambridge academics “They used it to liberate them from preconceptions and let their genius wander freely to new ideas.”
Eudaimonia, Epiphany Introspection & Self-Awareness
Induced from a light altered-state-of-consciousness by simply relaxing in a bath, or day dreaming or using mind altering external stimulus… epiphanies happen best when your mind is ‘Primed’ or focused on a specific outcome.
Using Auto-Suggestion and Self Hypnosis works too.
The benefits are HUGE: because you’ll be healthier, smarter, happier…