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    Understanding & Growing Your Creative Mind Pt. 1/3

    This is a very difficult and abstract topic. Even though it’s one we know well, there is no question the core aspects of this concept are difficult to grasp. Creativity is a foundational and highly celebrated part of our reality and a critical factor of many modern-day careers, passions and hobbies. Many of us desire and celebrate this phenomenon, but the foundational aspects can be elusive. How does one become creative? What is creativity, and how do we build the creative part of our mind? How do people find “flow”? Is it a natural gift or is it something that can be learned? I’m going to try and help you answer some of these questions.

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    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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    2 Powerfully Motivating Insights On Following Your Dreams

    1) No one starts off as a master Everyone starts off as a nobody, knowing nothing and having accomplished zilch. Every great name you’ve ever heard of had the same humble beginnings with regard...

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    How Expectations Color Our Beautiful World

    The last few months I have been traveling with my girlfriend throughout Middle and South-East Asia. I climbed the Himalayas in Nepal, fell in love with the vibrant cuisine of Thailand, got my divers...

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    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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    5 Life Lessons I Learned From Skateboarding

    I have a lot of fun playing with my four children, and while skateboarding with one of them recently, I realised there is a lot to be learned from children’s playfulness and activities. In fact,...

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    Look Into Your Mind

    "Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes."- Alan WattsMy goal in this post isn't to act as some sort of New Age Zen evangelist or claim that Zen practice will solve all your problems or instantly help you achieve the goals aforementioned. But it will help you out.Why? Well, to start, here's what we're working with when it comes to 'tenets' with Zen. These are the highest-valued qualities..

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    Do You Give Money To Strangers? The Answer Might Surprise You

    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...

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    6 Reasons Why YOU Should Consider Teaching English Abroad (& How To Do It)

    For the past six months I have been living completely outside my comfort zone. Going to the grocery store was a challenge, finding my way around left me getting lost from time to time, and virtually everything in my life had been flipped upside down... And I absolutely loved it.I have been teaching English at a high school here in South Korea for the past six months and can honestly say it has been the best decision I have ever made. If you're anything like me, when I graduated from college I couldn't stand the idea of getting a job I hated, working there for X years to make the person above me look good, only to find out down the line that I hated the job I was trying so hard to get in the first place...

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    Six Time Mr Olympia Winner Talks About DMT: “I Realised Everything is One”

    What we need is a massive coming out of people who have done psychedelics and accomplished a lot. -Rick Doblin, Founder of MAPS. Dorian Yates, six time Mr. Olympia winner is such a person. He just...

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    The Worst Case Scenario

    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...

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    A Fun, Little Mind-Trick For Déjà Vu’s

    You know that déjà vu sensation? When you experience something that you’re convinced has somehow happened before? Maybe from a dream, another life, or a chemical imbalance in your brain?...

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    The True Nature of Happiness

    Ultimate happiness is a tricky mistress, always hanging just around the corner with promising smiles and wiles. Or at least it seems this way until you realize that...Happiness does not come from a state, but from a change of state.In other words, happiness does not come from the prize, but in the process of attaining that prize. It's a journey, not a destination.Once that end goal is achieved, the satisfaction quickly degrades until we're left looking for the next high.You might be thinking - but WHY? Why does everything so rapidly lose its luster?

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    How do we achieve and appreciate success?

    Success is the topic of a thousand clichés, songs, and inspirational quotes; it’s conquering the proverbial mountain, or winning the proverbial foot race. It is elusive, yet we cling to the hope that, someday, we will acquire it.  We not only pursue success, we crave it desperately as we climb the ladders and jump the hurdles that present themselves along our paths. The question is: How do we achieve and appreciate success?

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    Living the Tribal Life: 6 Far-Out Experiences from Tribal Alliance Gathering

    I recently had the pleasure of attending a retreat on an organic farm in the jungles of Costa Rica called Tribal Alliance. The event brought together more than 80 of the most conscious individuals I...

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    Turning The Problem Around: Mental Health In A Sick Society

    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.

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    The Origins of High Existence

    Hi, my name is Jordan Lejuwaan. I’m the creator of HighExistence and I wanted to tell you how all of this began. I attended the University of Southern California in 2008/2009 for my freshman...

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    Supernormal Stimuli: The Seduction of Our Senses

    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.

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    This Is the Secret to Bill Clinton’s Charisma [Video Breakdown]

    If you met Bill Clinton you would be spellbound, no matter your politics. People often comment that they feel like the most important person in the room when Clinton speaks to them, even if the...

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    6 Magnificent Meditation Illustrations To Improve Your Practice

    Anxiety There is No Right Way to Meditate