I still have to pack for my trip, but instead of taking LSD I just get bored

“A friend of mine wrote an article for a college newspaper. It was a guide on how to take drugs. He went through each and every one of them. It was like a safety thing, best not to do it, but if you do, this is the way to do it. There was one piece I really liked about taking psychedelics. He talked about ‘packing for your trip’. The idea was that a couple of days or even a week before you take it, you read books, see films, visit galleries and meet friends… You are not taking note of anything, just experiencing life and filling up your head with visuals and positive experiences, so when you do take it, your brain will have positive experiences to draw from. A lot of my creative work happens in a very similar way, I know if I actively look for inspiration it’s narrowing my focus. But if I just leave myself open to daydreaming and boredom it will happen automatically. This is why creative work doesn’t happen sitting in an office all day. I have to take a long shower, or a train trip to nowhere or meet friends and have fun. Boredom in our society is something that you are told to avoid, but I think it is one of the most amazing natural forms of meditation built inside us… I still have to pack for my trip, but instead of taking LSD I just get bored and I allow myself to feel comfortable being there. So the largest part of my job, being creative, is to keep packing for my trip and be aware and ready for those moments to land.”