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Do You Give Money To Strangers? The Answer Might Surprise You

Subways are funny places. You’re thrown into a quaking sardine can hurtling at 70 plus miles per hours, jammed up against everyone’s sweaty, nervous bodies until someone shifts, sending the line forward and granting brief reprieve until you take your new spot on the chessboard. That’s no special thing in […]

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4 Toltec Life Secrets to Expand Your Consciousness

In his book The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz outlines four simple principles, or “agreements” that one can practice to radically change one’s experience and perception of the human experience. Once a doctor, Ruiz’s life took a dramatic turn when he was in a car accident and had an out-of-body experience. It […]

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25 Best Books on Self-Improvement You Need to Read Before You Die

I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could become my own drill master and coach. The books I read would set out the training course for me to […]

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The Surprising Way Language Imprisons Us in Time

“The ‘here’ is everywhere, and the now always. Go beyond the ‘I-am-the-body’ idea and you will find that space and time are in you and not you in space and time. Once you have understood this, the main obstacle to realization is removed.” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Anyone who writes or […]

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Of Artists and Entrepreneurs: The Renaissance 2.0 Is Here

“Autonomy, adventure, imagination: entrepreneurship comprehends all this and more for us. The characteristic art form of our age may be the business plan.” - William Deresiewicz Imagine you are a painter for a moment. In front of you is a blank canvas, sitting desolate on its stand, awaiting your spirit […]

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1 Simple Question You Have to Ask Yourself to Attain Self-Realization

In the early 20th century, an enlightened Indian sage named Ramana Maharshi lived at the base of a mountain thought to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva himself. Ramana’s radiance attracted many disciples, including westerners like Sumerset Maugham. When his disciples asked how to attain Self-realization, Ramana directed them to […]

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The Surprising Weird Thoughts That Disturb Us and What To Do About Them, Backed by Science

Have you ever had the uncontrollable urge to laugh at a funeral? A thought might pop into our mind that even makes ourselves shutter; We cast it off, “well that was weird.” I recently came across a reddit thread that exposes some common impulsive thoughts that would be deemed crazy […]