193808 Not Your Typical New Years Article

While your feeds and inboxes are being flooded with articles about new years resolutions, take a quick moment to reflect on 2012.

Can you remember where you were in life at this time last year?

What has changed since then? How have you changed?

Chances are your world has shifted in ways that you never even considered when planning for 2012 a year ago. Perhaps those changes turned out to be even more fantastic than you could have imagined…

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luciddream You Will Want to Learn Lucid Dreaming After Reading This

So you know the psychological definition of lucid dreaming and how it’s all supposed to work – but what do lucid dreams feel like? Years ago, before I had my first lucid dream, I had a very specific idea about what a lucid dream would feel like. I thought it would be very intense and […]

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2847 The Extropian Principles

** The following is a manifesto that fits the ideals of HighExistence quite nicely. As with any manifesto, it’s a bit dogmatic at times but I do think much can be gained from reading and living out its principles. Enjoy. — Jordan ** EXTROPY — the extent of a system’s intelligence, information, order, vitality, and capacity […]

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103374 An Homage & Call to Women In The 21st Century

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…

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Screen Shot 2014-06-07 at 11.03.35 PM 50 Ways to Land Your Dream Job

Are you looking for a great job that gives you fulfillment and purpose?  I found this amazing website called 50 Ways to Get a Job that gives you a 50-step walkthrough towards discovering and landing the perfect job for you. 50 Ways is the result of over three years of research and work by a team of people […]

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4561112280_195de98da9_o 10 Reasons You’ll Never Look at Sunsets the Same Way Again

A thin blue line shoots across the horizon and that is the mark. You know the sun will eventually set underneath that line, but until then, the moment where it crosses that line, you are witness to one of the most beautiful sights in the Universe. Here are a few things these earthly wonders called […]

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2671 How to See the Beauty in this World (again)

Remember when you were a kid, you could spend hours playing with simple things? When the world was a constant source of wonder? Well you still live in the same world so it must have been you that changed, right? Thanks to evolution, we rapidly become accustomed to our surroundings. We would be easy prey […]

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eso1029a The Amazing Ways Science Inspires Empathy

Einstein famously said that science in our time is like “a razor blade in the hands of a three year old.” Science has unleashed the power of technology, but we ourselves haven’t developed the capacity to control it. We’ve come a long way toward knowing how the universe works, but we seem preoccupied with using that knowledge to […]

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3939 My Vow of Silence (And Why You Should Try a Silent Vacation)

If you have ever thought about taking a vow of silence and wondered what you might need to consider, then you’ve landed on the right heli-pad. So let’s jump right in, shall we? First things first…

Why would anyone want to stop talking?

The answer is simple: to awaken awareness.

Most of us fall through our days in a kind of trance-like state. We don’t notice the details of what’s going on around us, because we’re so busy living in the past and the future that what’s happening right now simply becomes a technicality that needs to be dealt with in order to get to our next destination…

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1917 Slaves With White Collars

I was watching ‘Fight Club’ for the billionth time yesterday and the following scene got me thinking… “Slaves with white collars” was the phrase that struck me. Then I thought back to American History when I learned about indentured servitude and it all came together. According to Wikipedia, an indentured servant was “typically a young […]

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utopia Short Meditations on Utopia Pt. 2/3

**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 […]

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1273 This Will Change Your Life.

“Everything is a matter of perspective.” That’s an overused phrase that’s generally said without much thought. It’s an easy go-to argument to end all arguments. Today, however, I’m going to show you why it’s one of the most important lessons you could ever learn…and yes, it will change your life if you use it properly. […]

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173405 The Best Stress-Relieving-Make-Me-Feel-Badass Trick Ever

You’re 5 minutes away from a huge job interview / audition / date / speech / presentation / performance / [insert stressful event here]…

The butterflies are flapping furiously in your stomach and none of the old tricks are making them going away. Picturing the audience naked never worked for you, stress is overcoming your ability to meditate, and you don’t have nearly enough time for a round of yoga.

What do you do?

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3073 Changing the World: Art as a Catalyst

This video documents renowned artist JR’s global project of injecting art into places where there is no art, and how this positively impacts those communities. If you’re into changing the world and/or beautiful things, this is a must-watch. TED talks never fail to amaze. JR has setup a website where you can submit you own […]

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3388 Awesome Variations on Meditation

Meditation is simply the training of the mind. It has been used, primarily for spiritual practices, for thousands of years. The effects are numerous. In the same way training the body gives rise to numerous benefits, so does training the mind. From achieving incredible states of focus  (now being recommended as self-therapy for ADHD) to […]

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birdheader For The Love Of God – The Divine Art Of Alex Grey

Visionary mystical experiences are humanity’s most direct contact with God and are the creative source of all sacred art and wisdom traditions. -Alex Grey One  Visionary Origin of Language The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in your awareness. -Alex Grey Psychic […]

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162833 The Impending Change in Global Consciousness: Our Archaic Revival

In 1974, American professor of psychology Dr Clare W Graves wrote an article for The Futurist magazine titled Human Nature Prepares for a Momentous Leap. Graves described an impending change in human consciousness that would be, in his words: …the most difficult, but at the same time the most exciting transition the human race has faced to date. […]

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208059 The Simple Secret to Enjoying Meditation

Meditation is not easy.

Many people read about the benefits of meditating for 20 minutes each day and try to do just that, resulting in discouraging failure.

Meditating for 20 minutes the first time is like trying to bench 450lb on your first day at the gym. Or attempting a black diamond course your first day on skis…

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2758 Contentment vs. Complacency: Running a Friendly Race With Yourself

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 […]

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music-festival-scene-plur A PLURfect World

The music is a drug. It speaks to you. It dances through your ears and dives deep into your heart. A potent energy pumps throughout your veins. You are surrounded by a sea of smiles, a fountain of love. Everything is vibrant. You are present. No worries. There is only now. Welcome to EDC. I […]

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