Posted by Bollock on October 30, 2011, at 10:58:07
In reply to Lou's response-htuohvlyph » Bollock, posted by Lou Pilder on October 30, 2011, at 9:02:38
Lou, thanks for your reply. You seem to be suggesting a religious experience of some kind. For me, Buddhism has really opened my options. I don't think it is forbidden here to mention religion. Meditation, for example, has been shown to have many positive effects. Thoughts are influenced by other thoughts; moods are influenced by thoughts. There is a complex biochemistry going on, but we as whole people live in a connected world. A core set of unshakeable beliefs can help to provide resilience to the outside contrary world.
Also, for an informed, but alternative biochemistry view of serotonin and nutrition, see raypeat.com. I'm enjoying the articles there.