‘The Last Question is another brilliant short story by Isaac Asimov which makes you think. I’m not sure of the exact meaning of the end so please leave your thoughts in the comments. Enjoy :) The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when […]
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…
“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” -Joseph Campbell I was at a crossroads. Each time I would visualize this in my head, I saw two paths. The path to my left was a well-paved road, one that would lead to a college […]
The rise of people who are diagnosed with mental illnesses, especially children, has been unprecedented. ADHD, ADD, bipolar, depression are some of the current labels we slam on people who don’t quite fit our standards. The newest version of the psychologists bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM V), includes “psychosis risk syndrome” for teenagers who are a bit too eccentric and “hypersexual disorder” for men who show are too interested in sex. When is too much? That is up to the ‘experts’ to decide.
Confession: I am a reformed sexist.
For a long time I held the view that on average, women are not as capable as men. This view was based on my experience; it was what I saw around me. So many vapid women with as much substance as the reality TV stars they watched each night. But a relatively recent realization brought this view crashing to the ground: possession of two X chromosomes does not render a person less capable, but our culture does an excellent job of it.
Last year I was conversing with a gender issues expert who opened my eyes to the world from a woman’s perspective. She explained what is was like to be constantly objectified, to be treated differently because you are a woman, and what is was like to grow up with different expectations and values thanks to cultural conditioning…
Jerry and Esther Hicks travel around the world sharing the teachings of of ‘Abraham’ — a group consciousness from the non-physical dimension that communicates through Esther.
One of our most popular articles of all time is ’10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome’, which explains the basic principles behind Earthships — beautiful, 100% off-the-grid structures that generate their own food, water, and electricity. They look like this: Up until now, Earthships have only been built for single families with resources accessible […]
The main reason I wanted to dabble in the world of Ayahuasca was to answer the many questions I have on my constant pursuit of truth. What is the purpose of life? What is our purpose as part of humanity? How do we live happily and peacefully? What is consciousness? What is truth? They were […]
There are a lot of things that we say yes to in life that we.. 1) Know inside that we SHOULD not do OR 2) Know we do NOT want to do. These are two very distinct problems and I want to address both right now as bluntly as possible. Solution 1: Stay Focused I […]
“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 self-proclaimed messiah in Uganda would cause the biggest splash in social media as of yet? The emotional message made by the organization Invisible Children has spread like wildfire and has gained 16.7 million views on Vimeo and 76 million on YouTube, in just a little over a week time. When the suffering of the abducted children entered my home, my first reaction was void of any skepticism. I was ready to join their cause…
**This post summarizes months of research on what goal setting methods actually work, and a new project I am starting to help everyone use these techniques in an easy and fun way** Which of your big goals have been on the to-do list forever? So often it’s those goals that matter to us most that […]
**If you missed the introduction to this post, click here** 3) Cosmic Perspective Are negativity, ignorance, and suffering necessary?Or can we eliminate them if we just fight hard enough? The other day, when thinking about all the years I spent chasing pleasure, I caught myself judging this period as ‘wasted.’ How could I have been […]
Would you like to try something different today? Here is a perception-experiment that will surely give your day an interesting twist. If you’re skilled at placing your brain in a desired state, this experiment is perfect for you.
Imagine that you’re an alien who has just arrived on Earth. You’re seeing everything for the very first time. If you’ve ever experience culture-shock, you know exactly what I mean. Do your best to observe all of the small nuances in your environment and in the actions of the people around you. Experience everything as if it is all completely foreign to you. The goal is to un-do all of the familiarity your brain has built up around your surroundings…
Stop searching for love. It wants nothing to do with you.
Love is where you are not. It would bomb as a pick up line, but it’s a concept of love worth pondering.
They are the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a spiritual teacher who traveled the world in the twentieth century extolling the merits of self-inquiry.
At first the statement comes across like one of those if-a-tree-falls-in-the-woods Zen mind-benders. But spend a few moments with it and it may dissolve into a valuable insight…
For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, […]
A couple of years ago, my friend dropped in with a proposal for a multilevel marketing scheme. “There’s a lot of money for you to make, Uday,” he said. When I politely refused, he insisted, “You should change your attitude and think positively. You can be as rich as your heart desires. Invest now and […]
Once in a while a book comes along that rocks your world so hard that you’re never quite the same after. Here are 7 of those books, ordered by how hard they’re going to rock your skull! On Happiness…. Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss Of all the books & articles I have […]
It’s on the table. At the restaurant where you’re having lunch with an old friend. You haven’t seen each other in years. So good to catch up, really missed them. A wave of subtle vibration shakes the table. Ignore it. Wouldn’t be right to peek. Another jolt. It can wait. Don’t you dare look. Long […]
Hey you. You are being called out. You are not like most people, are you? Not like your family, or most of your friends. You have a knowing. It may be small now, but it is there nonetheless. You have a knowing that there is more to this life than what you see. A knowing […]
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 by social standards. Here are […]