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The Non-Conformist Samurai & A Cage Full Of Monkeys

Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) was a Japanese Buddhist, Kensei*, Rōnin**, and all-round badass. He was a legendary dualist, unrivalled in his skills with a blade, and highly respected by his peers, yet...

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The Open-Source Revolution Is Here

I recently signed up for an online class on game theory offered by some professors at Stanford University. Unlike most online classes, this one is completely free, does not count towards any degree...

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6 Reasons Why YOU Should Consider Teaching English Abroad (& How To Do It)

For the past six months I have been living completely outside my comfort zone. Going to the grocery store was a challenge, finding my way around left me getting lost from time to time, and virtually...

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A Quick Note On Kony 2012 And Confirmation Bias

"It is a habit of mankind ... to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy." - Thucydides 431 BCE Who would have thought that a video portraying the war crimes of a...

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Understanding & Growing Your Creative Mind Pt. 1/3

This is a very difficult and abstract topic. Even though it’s one we know well, there is no question the core aspects of this concept are difficult to grasp. Creativity is a foundational and highly...

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The Quest for Autonomy: Nobody Is Smarter Than You Are

Striving for conscious awareness and truth in our daily lives is analogous to navigating a maze of illusions. From our first day in the classroom, we are told what to do and how to do it. Avoid risks,...

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Why You Meditate For Others

At first, every one of us became interested in meditation for purely egoistic reasons. 'I want to calm my mind' or 'I'd like to decrease my stress levels' or maybe even 'Whoa! I can become...

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GÖD, Emergence, Life

Can an omnipotent God create a task he is unable to complete? Is perception limited, if only temporarily, with a growing infinite? Does my creator pose the same questions to his creator as I pose to...

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Graphic: Ancestral Knowledge

Check out this awesome graphic explaining the origins of consciousness with beautiful illustration and comic-book style storytelling. You will love it. You will want to share it with your friends. You...

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The One Taste of the Universe, or How To Experience Synesthesia

I tapped my hands on the table like I normally would do. But this time I noticed something different, something quite remarkable. Not only sounds but also colors invaded my awareness. Yes, there was...

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The Human Condition According to Jason Silva

Check out these videos by filmmaker and futurist, Jason Silva. He believes strongly in the link between technology and bringing the human condition to new heights. These videos, if nothing else, will...

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3 Killer Tips for Changing Yourself

Change is HARD. You've probably read more than a few articles on this site, become excited and tried to implement some new habits. Chances are those changes didn't stick. Just like your...

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Advanced Lucid Dreaming Techniques

This article is useful for the experienced dreamer who wishes to refine and deepen their lucid adventures. If you’ve never practiced being consciously aware within your dreams, check out the...

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Look Into Your Mind

"Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes." - Alan Watts My goal in this post isn't to act as some...

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Repetition, Bubbles, and Immune Systems: Why We Must Start Dreaming Again

All living organisms, including the human race, are creatures of habit. That is to say, we train ourselves, again and again, in order to better ourselves. If not, the skills we have come to rely on...

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The Other Side of Polyphasic Sleep

About a year ago I found myself with a lot of free time on my hands. So I decided to cheat on sleep. An internet meme knocked on my door called 'polyphasic sleep' and rumour has it that by switching...

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