create The Simple Truth About Happiness

“The opposite of happiness isn’t sadness — it’s boredom.” Tim Ferriss Over the past 4 years, I’ve read a countless number of articles on following your bliss, building passions, and being happy. Most articles touch on some common themes: finding passionate work, building positive and healthy relationships, being open-minded, and trying new things. This is, […]

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354 Zeitgeist Conspiracy Movie (Warning: This Will Rock Your World)

Zietgeist, The Movie was released in 2007 on Google Videos and has since spread like mad across the internet and conspiracy blogs. It has three parts showing the falsities behind Christianity, 9/11 and governments, respectively: Part I: The Greatest Story Ever Told  (Christianity is a myth) Similarities between Horus (Egyptian god) and Jesus: – Born […]

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dreamerdream The Dreamer of the Dream: Why I Am a Writer

What makes a writer a writer? I have been asking myself this for some time now; I’d estimate about 18 months, give or take. Why am I asking this? Because at that time, 18 months ago, I decided to be a writer. But is that simply all it takes to be one? The conscious choice? […]

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216737 “The 11th Round”: A Revealing Parable On Our Money System

The following is a parable explains the dismal reality of our current money system in words anyone can understand. It was written by Bernard Lietaer in his book The Future of Money. Very worth the read!

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4743 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 enlightened?’ These reasons are not bad in itself, they have undoubtedly inspired many to begin the journey of walking this contemplative path. But after learning about all these personal benefits of meditation, you are limiting yourself if you don’t think of the other important aspect of life. The life of others…

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1942 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

Note: This was originally published by blogger Steve Pavlina and is the first “guest post” on HE. If you would like to write an article for HighExistence, click here It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But […]

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2898 50 Life Secrets and Tips Pt. 2

Exaggerate your compliments
If you’re going to say something nice, why not make it a bit nicer? Only you will know the difference and the target of the compliment will feel that much better.

Forget about insults entirely (even in jest)
We can all agree that nothing good comes of insults. If they are serious, then someone comes out of the exchange feeling cut down. Even if you insult someone jokingly, their subconscious mind still takes your words in as a serious statement and imprints the insult on the person. This is akin to a commercial: it can seem stupid, but you are still building up respect for the product on a subconscious level. This is why companies pay top dollar just to have their logo visible in public places.

Investigate what is known about death
What do you know about death? You certainly have beliefs around it, but what do you know about the science of death, or of those who have died and been brought back to life? Death is not as big of a mystery as it is made out to be. Do your research before you fear or misconstrue this most universal human experience.

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1872 8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic

What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before. The guy/girl at the party. They possess some strange quality that causes them to be liked by everyone and constantly at the center […]

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2527 Altru-Hedonism: A New Perspective on Pleasure & Helping Others

Altru-Hedonism is a mash-up of the terms altruism (selfless concern for the welfare of others) and hedonism (the pursuit of pleasure). Normally these terms are considered antonyms, which would make my made-up word a complete oxymoron. I aim to convince you of just the opposite. Note: For you smartasses out there, yes we all know […]

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145292 Unger and the Sorites Paradox

If someone empties a 50-pound sack of beans onto the ground, those beans will form a heap (or a pile, or a mound, or whatever term you want to use to indicate a large grouping). Suppose someone then takes one bean off the top of the heap and places it on the ground a few feet away – how many heaps are there? It seems obvious that the single bean by itself is not a heap, and the large grouping of beans is still a heap…

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clinton1 This Is the Secret to Bill Clinton’s Charisma [Video Breakdown]

If you met Bill Clinton you would be spellbound, no matter your politics. People often comment that they feel like the most important person in the room when Clinton speaks to them, even if the encounter only lasts 15 seconds. Even Newt Gingrich, Clinton’s political arch-rival, said that Bill was “one of the most charming and […]

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4521 Thinking Within Paradoxes

I read a few years ago somewhere that a hallmark of a genius is being able to hold opposites together and transcend them. This stuck with me and over time I tried to make sense of it, because at first it was a very confusing concept. With some luck this concept began to make sense […]

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517 7 Ways to Overhaul Your Brain!

While most exercise is focused on strengthening and improving your physical body and muscles, there is very little focus on keeping your brain sharp and healthy. This is interesting because the brain is obviously the most important organ in your body, not only controlling the muscles people spend hours working to build up, but also […]

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11 The Psychedelic Dialogues: A Mirror for Life Itself

The Psychedelic Dialogues is an online video series where people share their experiences involving various psychedelics and plant medicines from around the world. An ongoing media project by Alexander Ward. Filmed during stays at various Ayahuasca Retreats and in travels through South and North America. From first time psychedelic explorers to prominent community figures such as Rick […]

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115462 How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

Now you know what we’re missing, and the best ways to incite REAL change. So what can you do about it? Right now?

In the grand scheme of things, not much. Sure, you could attempt to see your friends more often, make conversation with strangers and/or spend less time in faux-communities online. You could even place an ad for a roommate or two. But I believe this issue is something deeply engrained in the global consciousness, and requires more radical action in order to be truly remedied.

This is why I am extremely excited to announce a new initiative: the creation of true community on a global scale.

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4KlSxED Six Time Mr Olympia Winner Talks About DMT: “I Realised Everything is One”

What we need is a massive coming out of people who have done psychedelics and accomplished a lot. -Rick Doblin, Founder of MAPS. Dorian Yates, six time Mr. Olympia winner is such a person. He just came out of the psychedelic closet. Watch his very open conversation about Ayahuasca and DMT below. The educational value of […]

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100 100 Possessions: How Giving Up Everything Can Make Your Life More Full

It was seven years ago and I was tired when it happened. I don’t remember what put me on tilt. I had spent too much time in one place. All the stuff I had collected was holding me down. No person needs three George Foreman Grills. Eight pairs of snowboard boots. Four old computers. That […]

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tumblr_nbk7bzHUrh1st5lhmo1_1280 Challenging Cocky Certainty: Why I Am No Longer An Atheist

British comedian Ricky Gervais recently summed up one of the mistakes made by atheists when he tweeted the following message: “I think people hate atheists because we give away the ending.” Many atheists were quick to wholeheartedly agree with this statement, but few were as quick to accept the inherent flaws that arose when it […]

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3596 This Will MindFuck You: Videogame-ism

The following is a completely plausible explanation of the nature of our reality. The point is to get you to think outside the box and understand how we can never be 100% sure of what is REALLY going on in this universe…

The real year is something around 14,500. Technology has advanced to an insane level beyond even our wildest imaginations in the present. Video games as we know them today have become super-realistic, to the point of being able to be immersed in the game and not know the difference between reality and digital reality…

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3840 How do we achieve and appreciate success?

Success is the topic of a thousand clichés, songs, and inspirational quotes; it’s conquering the proverbial mountain, or winning the proverbial foot race. It is elusive, yet we cling to the hope that, someday, we will acquire it.  We not only pursue success, we crave it desperately as we climb the ladders and jump the hurdles that present themselves along our paths. The question is: How do we achieve and appreciate success?

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