If you are a breathing, functioning human being, you’ve probably realized by now that our senses control us. Perhaps what I am about to reveal is a product of my own bias as a budding art historian, yet I believe that the sense of sight is the most unique in its power over our minds. I recognize that all five senses are equally important and interconnected, becoming the sum of our experiences (merci, Roland Barthes). Yet sight is different in its volatility, for how we perceive something can change depending on its context. Also, no matter how distant or proximate we are from what we are viewing, our other senses instinctively seem to know how to respond to what we see, for our bodies are capable of experiencing physical sensations without direct, tangible contact…
This is an excerpt of the The Love Mindset (An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness) written by Vironika Tugaleva. We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves. Henri Frederic Amiel I used to think that other people could hurt me. I used to think, also, that other people could save […]
Life is a dance Where we had the waltz in earlier times, a slow-paced and fixed dance we have dubstep in modern times, much faster and chaotic. In the same way the pace of life has gone up a notch or two aswell and life isn’t fixed anymore, it’s faster and more chaotic. Where once you […]
Here are six more empowering quotes from “Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue” by Neal Walsh. I just couldn’t fit them all into one article :) 1“So-do you want your life to ‘take off?’ Begin at once to imagine it the way you want it to be–and move into that. Check every thought, word, and […]
Jordan has written some excellent articles on polyphasic sleep. So good in fact that I couldn’t resist trying it out for myself. I always tried to understand my own psyche, whether through meditation, putting myself in situations that are challenging or confronting my own strong held beliefs. Next stop was, going poly! There’s only one […]
When I was 15 years old, I ran away from home because I was pissed off at my parents for a reason I cant remember. I didnt have much money, so I decided to hop onto the skytrain (public transport train in British Columbia) and ride it as far as it would go. I reached […]
This is a step-by-step guide to creating your own website. There is a lot of information to cover here but I’ll try to make it as simple and information-rich as possible. Before starting, you should know your total cost for the first year will be around $55 1) Choose a domain name A domain name is […]
Anyone that has tried a psychedelic drug know that it’s impossible to fully explain the experience to someone who hasn’t tried one. The entertainment industry completely misrepresents these experiences with dragons flying out of people’s faces and walls melting into nothing, which never occur even with strong doses. So, here is my best attempt at explaining the psychedelic experience…
“The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra is a book that I came across a while back, but only came to read recently. It blows every other book I have read about intention, manifestation, and living life out of the water. This book is the most complete and yet most simple guide to […]
Atheists are often viewed as a more self-righteous community of people. It is unfortunate because the adoption of atheistic belief is frequently driven by the desire to be the opposite of many things including judgmental and self-righteous. Sometimes in the quest to gain and share knowledge we can develop an air of arrogance. This is not exclusive to the atheist community but in this article I will offer a perspective, which is in accordance with the core concept of atheist belief, that I believe would be beneficial for all atheists to consider rather than the arrogant and narrow-minded one they have become known for which can contradict and undermine the atheist view entirely…
Equipment you need to start 1. An MP3 player and some very good headphones (comfortable!) 2. Albums by infected mushroom: IM The supervisor, Vicious Delicious, Classical Mushroom, Converting Vegetarians, Legend of the Black Shwarma, Friends on Mushrooms – Discography is fine, specific songs to follow in the end of the post. 3. Some weed/marijuana/cannabis and […]
I stumbled on this hilarious internet meme while reading through a fellow HEthen’s blog. It’s comical, but also has some pretty deep implications when you take a step back and observe why it’s funny. ‘Good Guy Greg’ is just that, a really good guy. For example, GGG…
Calls you drunk at 6am… to make get to work on time.
Is mistaken for an employee… but helps them anyways.
Notices it’s your birthday while on Faceook… and actually calls you.
For the last few months I have been habitually drawing a thin circle on the top of my left hand. The idea was that every time I noticed this circle, I would be reminded/compelled to return to a present, zen state. This worked so well that I decided to have it tattooed on a few nights ago.
I’ve since discovered the immense potential (and fun) of attributing specific ‘powers’ to parts of your body or objects. Read on to understand what I’m talking about!
With the New Year upon us, you probably have some New Year’s resolutions on your mind. Here’s a three simple things you can do to massively increase your likelihood of success.
Find A Goal Partner!
A University of Pittsburg experiment studied people who followed a weight loss program. There were two groups – one with “homework” that included sharing a healthy meal with a friend or family member, and calling each other to check in and encourage each other, and another with no homework.
The group with no friend/family member succeeded at a 24% rate, while the group with homework succeeded at a 66% rate…
Unless you are the second coming of Jesus Christ (if you are, please comment!) it’s impossible not to feel a bit down sometimes. Here are 20 quick ways to revive yourself and get back that “on top of the world” feeling. Stick your body out of a sunroof while the car is driving I can […]
This is the first installment of what is to become a longstanding series of interviews with individuals who are following their bliss with reckless regard. These people have figured out what they love and shrugged off everything else in order to pursue it. Lack of funding, fear of the unknown nor accusations of insanity have […]
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 itself, especially if you’ve ever […]
The Freenet Project is essentially an internet within the internet, but with absolutely no censorship. The information hosted on Freenet is encryted and routed through many different nodes, which makes it incredibly difficult to track who is providing and requesting the information on its servers. Thus Freenet accomplishes absolute freedom of speech! Something we shouldn’t […]
Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom. However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. What are all of those thoughts, suppositions and theories actually good for? How can an understanding of philosophy ultimately help you lead a better life? Today I want to examine with you four philosophical ideas that […]
A friend who I met through HE recently told me a story about a question the Dalai Lama was asked by a reporter.
It was something along the lines of: “How are you able to fit in daily meditation with such a busy schedule?”
The Dalai Lama smiled and replied that on normal days, he meditates for 1 hour in the morning. He then smiled even bigger and said…