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 […]
**Note: I have written 100+ articles on this website about ways to improve yourself. Besides meditation, nothing comes close to how much the content of this article has changed my life. If you’re ever going to truly apply an article, this is the one.** Do you love yourself? That’s a hard question to answer. Of […]
Need some motivation or a quick change in thinking? Check out this new graphical motivator :) Imagine a world where… well I’m not going to tell you about the world in this excerpt! You have to click through to see the whole picture. By the way, have a freaking fantastic day!
What happens when you drop a male rat into a cage with a receptive female rat? First, you see a frenzy of copulation. Then, progressively, the male tires of that particular female. Even if she wants more, he has had enough. However, replace the original female with a fresh one, and the male immediately […]
You want more freedom?
No sweat. All you have to do is this:
Investigate the current boundaries in your life.
Your belief system determines the boundaries in your life. It is the framework you use to make sense of the world around you. It is a way of interpreting events and encounters. It is your container.
It will supply the answers to questions like: What am I? Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I? Why am I here? What should I consider valuable…
If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say? If you were going to die at midnight, what would you be doing at 11:45pm? How do you really KNOW anything for sure? If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind […]
Photo by Maja.
**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 […]
“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 […]
I keep having these flashbacks in my head when I look at certain things. For instance, while driving in my car, whenever I glance over at the little hula hoop dancing figurine on the dashboard, I always think of the day you were born. I was so proud that day that I told everyone about […]
The first thing to realize is that happiness is in the eye of the beholder. It is not a result of the people, places or events around you; happiness is completely internal. Example: Man #1 is a snowboarder, Man #2 is a garden enthusiast. On a snowy day, Man #1 will most likely be very […]
Lights up! I’m blinded, but still manage to make out 30 strange faces staring directly at me. They’re silent, but the air is breathing with the tense energy – anything can happen. My palms are sweaty, knees are weak, arms are heavy. But I’m not alone; with a shared glance, my fellow improvisers and I check in with […]
What if you died right now… Would you be happy with what you have done/been doing with your life? Most people would answer that question with, “Of course not, I’m not done living yet! As soon as __(insert event)__, I want to __(insert dream)__.” The fact of the matter is that most people are living […]
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…
That’s me, sitting behind the iconic SportsCenter desk in the ESPN studios. Three cameras, two sound-men, and a teleprompter operator are all staring at me. Then I hear a director in my ear start to count down, “5 … 4 … 3 … 2 …” This has been my dream for 20 years. But I […]
A comic by Stuart McMillen about how we are supernormally stimulated in our modern world through TV, media, pornography, etc. Resulting in a drastic shift in how we entertain ourselves and achieve satiation.
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.
It’s happened to all of us.
You start off your morning with the perfect meditation. Thirty minutes of mindfulness goes by in no time. You open your eyes feeling present, loving and at one with the cosmos. You are SO ready for today.
Two hours later the magic has all but evaporated.
Bad traffic, a rude encounter or a stressful assignment has thrown you off course. You’re back to feeling anything but zen.
What happened? More importantly, how can you get that feeling back and keep it there?
This is the challenge with meditation: it’s not a permanent solution. True meditation is much more than a 30 minute session twice daily — it’s a constant state of mind.
How can you achieve that state of mind without spending all of your waking hours in Lotus?
I would like to start this article gently, but the truth is. No matter how I put this, it will seem odd. No matter how I say this, it will rub someone up the wrong way. No matter how delicately I handle this it, will challenge the foundations of your entire life.
If moving towards the truth is not what you want. If breaking free of the ties that have bound your life. If a rejection of the very reason you are here now, searching for freedom is not what you are after, stop reading now.
I’ll assume whoever is left only wants one thing: the cold and ruthless truth. Now to dispense with the pleasantries…
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 […]