The Virtual Body Ideal: Why We Feel More Insecure Than Ever

For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers...


Learning From Superhumans: The Incredible Fitness and Success of Jack LaLanne

Learn the superhuman secrets Jack LaLanne used to remain a lean, mean, machine well into his 90s.


Bye Bye Homo sapien, Hello Homo evolutis

Juan Enriquez's TED assertion that we are evolving into a form of man that can control his own evolution and that of other species. When will technology catch up with nature?


The Science of Meditation

Over the past few hundred years the power of organized religion has steeply declined in the west. State & church and science & religion are separated and free inquiry is now more encouraged...


The Non-Conformist Samurai & A Cage Full Of Monkeys

Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) was a Japanese Buddhist, Kensei*, Rōnin**, and all-round badass. He was a legendary dualist, unrivalled in his skills with a blade, and highly respected by his peers, yet at the same time he was an educated scholar of religion and philosophy. However, most people (myself included until recently) have never heard of him, or his teachings, despite his impressive reputation (I highly recommend reading up on him).I recently stumbled across a succinct work that Musashi wrote shortly before his death, called the Dokkodo or ‘The Way to be Followed Alone’. It consists of twenty-one precepts aimed at personal development and encapsulates the knowledge he had gained throughout his epic life...


10 Books That Will Change How You Think Forever

This list of ten books by influential writers and thinkers just might change how you think about the world, work, other people, and yourself.


Snowflakes and the Illumanati: How Chaos Theory Debunks The New World Order

Place yourself in a completely empty space, pitch black; no indication of walls, ceilings, or floors. Suddenly, a mass appears before you, somewhat cloudy, and vibrating to a resonance you can’t...


The Science of How to Consciously Control Your Immune System

On March 23rd, 2013, twenty-four scientific study participants were injected with a dead strain of Escherichia coli, a bacteria that normally induces violent sickness for days on end. This time,...


The Internet Revolution: It’s Much Bigger Than You Think

Google. Facebook. StumbleUpon. Amazon. Email. Skype. LOLCATZ. The last 20 years have been witness to some truly amazing innovations thanks to the internet. The introduction of the world-wide web has...


How & Where To Educate Yourself Online

Generation after generation the human species stacks knowledge upon knowledge. This intricate web of symbols acts like a map for our inner and outer world. We use math to trade goods and we use words to convey we are in love. This is perhaps what we can call uniquely human and is arguably the most important activity we will ever do in our lives. Without it, we wouldn't survive in the world we live in.Education is learning how to use this knowledge in a clever way. For instance, you can learn how to be more effective in communication, you can learn how to calculate estimated profit for your new business plan or you can learn new symbols for the inner world so you can get more in touch with your body. What unites these different types of education is the drive for knowledge. It is the tool, and the only tool that actually helps us reach our goals. Whether you want to be a wall street banker, a professional athlete, a professor of philosophy or a shaman.Today, this education is at our fingertips. Everybody knows that through the internet it is possible to access an enormous quantity of high quality information. Never before has it been possible to search and find resources for every topic you are interested in. Best of all, it is free. It is truly the modern-day version of the ancient library of Alexandria. Yet, at the same time this massive amount of choice paralyzes us. Where do I start? What do I want to learn? How can I commit myself to actually achieving my goals? To answer these questions, we need a strategy...


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.


Life Experiment: An Alien on Your Own Planet

Would you like to try something different today? Here is a perception-experiment that will surely give your day an interesting twist. If you're skilled at placing your brain in a desired state, this experiment is perfect for you.Imagine that you're an alien who has just arrived on Earth. You're seeing everything for the very first time. If you've ever experience culture-shock, you know exactly what I mean. Do your best to observe all of the small nuances in your environment and in the actions of the people around you. Experience everything as if it is all completely foreign to you. The goal is to un-do all of the familiarity your brain has built up around your surroundings...


Fragile Life: Why You Need to Forgive to Experience a Free Mind

BAFTA winning writer, Geoff Thompson, shares his story about how he forgave the man who abused him as a child to clean his soul.


100 Possessions: How Giving Up Everything Can Make Your Life More Full

It was seven years ago and I was tired when it happened. I don’t remember what put me on tilt. I had spent too much time in one place. All the stuff I had collected was holding me down. No...


10 Things That Will Make Your Life Better

I have a bunch of things I've been wanting to share with HE for a while, but never found a good way to go about it. So I've thrown them all in this random list! These things have greatly ameliorated my life -- I hope they do the same for you!


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...


The Love Mindset: Why Self Love Can Turn Your Inner Enemy Into A Lifelong Friend

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...


Are you determined to achieve free will?

You can do what you will, but not will what you will. Or can you?Free will and determinismFree will is ones ability to make choices without hindrance. One of the common hindrances to argue against free will is determinism and the question would be as followed: How can I be a free agent if everything around me is determined which in turns determines me? For example, I didn't choose to be born in this city, with these parents, these genes and this environment but somehow I did, and these factors have determined the being which I am now. Where is my free will in that? Or in yet other words, did the big bang cause me to write this?