I think you are on to something about the bodymindenvironment system. In relation to this, I came across this Wim Hof guided breathing video today and thought to try it out. I don’t really know much about it at all so I didn’t know what to expect.
By the end of it, after exhaling and holding my breath for over a min and then breathing in and holding that for 15 seconds, I felt like an overflowing rush of something going up to my head. I’m guessing it was nitric oxide and oxygen, enough to make me dizzy. What was interesting though is I also felt some kind of emotional release, it brought me to tear without thinking of anything in particular. I think doing this after a workout makes the effects even stronger since my blood vessels would have been more dilated. I was truly socked of the effects of just breathing could have on your emotions.
The only other time I can think of that I felt like I do now was after a “born again” experience from years ago. I was just high off of love for a few weeks. However, the feeling faded and I always wondered why. Some Christian teachers say this is to mature you, so you don’t depend on that feeling and have strong faith. But I questioned this because it’s hard for a person to give love to others if they’re completely bitter inside. It just went against “God’s memo” to me.
I’ve now learned that my feeling back then was comparable to people describing an open heart Chakra. I now consider that my heart Chakra was blown wide open and maybe I was actually the one that caused that all and unintentionally caused it to fade away.
It is a feeling I’ve been chasing to get back for a long time. And yes, I hope there’s much more to come for all of us to last a lifetime!