882 10 Ways to Reexamine Your Life

We humans tend to get very comfortable with our circumstances. Change is always hard so staying the same often sounds like a great choice. However not changing some things can lead to stagnation, which leads to unhappiness and boredom. Here are ten things that you could/should re-examine to keep yourself up to date and away […]

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225975 [Video]: How To Follow Your Bliss

Here’s a follow-up video to the How To Find Your Bliss video. Let me know what you think! What would you like the next video to focus on? <3 Jordan

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4104 25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 2

Human Traffic Very unique comedy about the drug/club culture in the UK. Five friends ponder society, drug use and their own lives as they go about their usual weekend of snorting, smoking, popping, dancing and sex. The Matador Pierce Brosnan plays an assassin going through a mid-life crisis as he approached retirement. He’s like 007 […]

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127324 Stop Dieting

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…

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3525 What is Love? Swami Giten Speaks

Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person; love is the quality that arises when we are in contact with our inner being, with our authentic self, with the meditative quality within, with the inner silence and emptiness. This inner emptiness is experienced by others and is expressed on the outside as love. This love is not addressed to a specific person; it is a presence and quality that surrounds a person like a fragrance.

The human heart is a healer, which heals both other people and ourselves. The open heart is like a fountain, which no longer make any distinction between:”I like you – I do not like you”. The open heart does not make…

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4325 10 Unconventional Insights From 3 Months in Thailand and Laos

I just got back from my trip to Thailand and Laos and started thinking about what I had learned the journey. Everyone says that traveling opens your eyes and changes you as a person, so how had I changed? The answers bubbled up over the last week and I’ve done my best to explain them in this post. The one that I don’t mention is that elephants are INCREDIBLY uncomfortable to sit on. They are also much more hairy and leathery-feeling than you would expect. Anyways, continue reading for some actually useful insights :)

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3154 Your Life-Changing Montage

This is the first of a new graphical type of post that I’m going to be trying out. I was trying to think of a way to grab people’s attention when they stumble across HE so that they will get the chance to see how awesome our community has become. The answer was make the posts more fun to look at! Let me know what you think.

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1745 An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

Humans are empathetic by nature. We can ’imagine’ how horrible/amazing it must be to be this person, or to go through that event. But often times our hubris and biases get in the way of our ability to truly experience empathy. So, I am going to present a few hypothetical scenarios in hopes that I can […]

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earth2 Copernicus & Goldilocks: Doubting Our Horizons

We are coming up on the end of the Copernican Revolution – which in typical human fashion we prided ourselves as having finished a few centuries early. “Everyone knows” that the Earth revolves around the Sun, now, but it still hasn’t sunken in to most people, it seems, that the real takeaway lesson with modernity […]

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what-is-a-bodybuilding-competition Real Muscles, Fake Breasts and Superiority Complexes

It was my second day at the Arnold Sports Festival. I had just lost my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu match to my opponent. I wasn’t upset. I had not been as prepared as I should’ve been. That’s a fact. But I was learning an important lesson. No, it’s not that you should be a good sportsman […]

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3 Einstein’s Theory of Relativity: Explained

The famous theory explained fully with 3-D videos. It’s not just E=MC², the Theory of Relativity is so much more. You won’t think about gravity in the same way again.

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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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3811 Poetry Slam: Art of the Spoken Word

A Poetry Slam is a competitive event where poets perform their own poetry on stage. Performances are judged on how much the poem moves the audience.

During open slams, poets perform one piece of original work that will be scored 1-10 by five different judges, dropping the lowest and highest score. Before the first competing poet, there is a ‘sacrificial poet’, who performs to warm up the judges scoring. After the first round, low scores are eliminated and the top few poets slam again. Eventually, two poets are left in the finals.

Slam poets pour their hearts and souls on stage while communicating their deepest thoughts. Some slams are powerful enough to change perspectives and they never fail to include a line or two that gives you goosebumps.

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1964 How to Become an Early Riser

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. – Aristotle Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. In my early 20s, I rarely went to bed before midnight, and I’d almost always sleep in late. I usually didn’t start hitting […]

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valhalla-movement Valhalla Movement Update: Big Moves in the World of Sustainability

It has been a momentous 15 months since I moved up to Montreal to co-found the Valhalla Movement. Valhalla has… Raised $28,000 on Kickstarter to prototype an Earthship-inspired greenhouse and completed construction Hosted members and volunteers from 6+ countries and made contact with people from dozens more Organized a conference with Earthship inventor, Michael Reynolds […]

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image 15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18

One of the most popular posts of all time on HE is my 50 Life Secrets and Tips. However when I look back on that post, I see a fairly shallow and conventional list of recommendations. It shows me of how much I’ve grown in the years since it was published. This is the list […]

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DalaiLamastory A Story About The Dalai Lama

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…

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220321 How to Live in Accordance with Your Atheistic Belief

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…

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bodhisattva_by_meddlerinc-d5kb6nj[1] Becoming a Bodhisattva: 4 Vows to Take on the Road to Enlightenment Pt.3

Dear Traveler, Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a bodhisattva? Are you ready to live in Truth for the benefit of all sentient beings, even if there is no Truth to serve and no others to serve it to? Do you think you can handle your family for a week straight without […]

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155975 10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself!

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