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 […]
Books are obstacle courses for the mind. By confronting us with paradigm shifting ideas they challenge us to stretch our capacity for understanding. And when we succeed, they will open up a world which we couldn’t see before. And then, in this unfamiliar world, we find ourselves having new thoughts and breaking new rules, using new magic […]
Recently there have been several studies comparing the overall satisfaction of people in different countries and overtime. Life is more or less a struggle for happiness so I think these results are extremely relevant to anyone who considers themselves human. (If you doubt that statement please feel free to state your opinion in a comment […]
The following is a completely plausible explanation of the nature of our reality. The point is to get you to think outside the box and understand how we can never be 100% sure of what is REALLY going on in this universe…
The real year is something around 14,500. Technology has advanced to an insane level beyond even our wildest imaginations in the present. Video games as we know them today have become super-realistic, to the point of being able to be immersed in the game and not know the difference between reality and digital reality…
Who knew that the secret to life could be summed up in two words? :)
This oh-so-simple two-word mantra can impact your life more so than any other. I’ve alluded to it in many ways across past posts but never in a direct way way as this. Plus it’s so important that even if you’ve heard it before, perhaps you need a reminder ;)
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…
Bertrand Russel once said, “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” With High Existence being the the blog that it is, I think I can safely assume that the majority of you belong to the latter group. So I figured I would tell you […]
“Over one’s mind and over one’s body, the individual is sovereign.” —John Stuart Mill From the point of view of psychedelic enthusiasts, the prohibitionist stance is farcically weak. The moral imperative could not be more obvious: give up the ghost, stop jailing non-violent consciousness explorers, and give us back our tax dollars. But let’s consider […]
Here are 22 gorgeous designs from photographer/graphic designer Julian Bialowas :) You can see the complete collection of designs on Julian’s Tumblr.
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 […]
My name is Martijn and I’m a 22 year old student at the University of Amsterdam. I’m studying Beta Gamma which is an interdisciplinary study that combines physics, mathematics, philosophy, sociology, politics, psychology, economics, earth sciences, biology, chemistry and astronomy. I don’t think I would have known that all these branches of science (or life […]
There’s a new anonymous online drug marketplace, and it’s making quick strides. Due to a rapid and aggressive marketing campaign, Atlantis getting lots of exposure–not only to potential buyers, but to many established Silk Road vendors who see it as an attractive new outlet for their goods. (Check it out for yourself: atlantisrky4es5q.onion, available only […]
Some time ago I was in the right place at the right time by attending the Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research in Amsterdam orchestrated by Stichting Open. For those who don’t know, psychedelic is Greek for “manifesting mind” and is commonly used to indicate consciousness altering plants and chemicals like, to name a few of the more popular, DMT, Psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, Ketamine and Ayahuasca. The conference featured a wonderful mix of researchers, philosophers, health care workers and students that had a genuine interest in the positive power these plant teachers can have on their users.
Some time ago, a boy named Christopher was in the fifth grade. One day, his teacher told the class to go home and make a collage of who you want to become. “Don’t limit yourself” he said. “Dream as high as you possibly can. Reach for the stars, and one day you might actually grab […]
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 […]
Note: This was originally published by blogger Steve Pavlina and is the first “guest post” on HE. If you would like to write an article for HighExistence, click here It’s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But […]
My friend said something pretty interesting to me the other day. She said that amongst all our friends, I am the one who seemed to pretty much have my “shit” together. She pointed out that I have strong convictions, a job that doesn’t make me want to find out what a gun barrel tastes like […]
School isn’t for everyone. There are just too many required classes that you must take in order to get to the stuff you actually want to learn. Plus the whole homework and testing system… I’ll just stop there. There are tons of ways to educate yourself quickly and for much less money than with a […]
**The following is an article posted on the Harvard Business Review, written by Umair Haque. I don’t normally re-post articles from external sites, but this one is a must-read. ** Consider what I’d call the paradox of radicalism. Everywhere, we — especially Americans — are told that we’re the inheritors of the legacies of plucky adventurers, […]
“Autonomy, adventure, imagination: entrepreneurship comprehends all this and more for us. The characteristic art form of our age may be the business plan.” – William Deresiewicz Imagine you are a painter for a moment. In front of you is a blank canvas, sitting desolate on its stand, awaiting your spirit to infuse it with life. […]