Monday, March 29, 2010

Why do People Wish to Experience AIE Anyway?

You’d think that AIE is just a natural sensation that some or most, or even all of us experience, just like headaches. You think we’d just accept it as a normal response and move on.

But we can’t.

That brings me to the topic of this post. Why are we so fascinated with this sensation? Why do we wish to experience it as much as possible?

Here’s some reasons that I an give from personal experience:

Stress relief and relaxation – I find that when I experience this sensation, it calms me down; I’m not so uptight, and I just loosen up a little.

Sleep insomnia – the above is likely linked to this, as when you’re relaxed, it’s easier to sleep. When you’re stressed, it’s not easy.

Focus, and concentration – it’s a bit of a two-edged sword this. On one hand I can feel focused and I will listen to something that creates the sensation while I work, similarly to when I sometimes listen to music when I work.

Other times, I’m so focused and in-tune with the sensation, that I just close my eyes, and switch off, while focusing only on the sensation, which would lead to a loss of productivity.

Pleasurable feeling – no doubt, I like to feel the sensation, and I seek it out as often as possible, because it feels good.

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