I used to have unbearable social anxiety. And paranoia. It wasn’t quite so bad back in the Ukraine when I was a kid. Back then, I was just like the other little Eastern European children – fair-haired, short, and perpetually wearing a look of mild concern. Then, we moved to Canada. Then, I went through […]
One year ago I moved from California to Montreal to co-found the Valhalla Movement. We started off with the 5 founders living together in a 4-bedroom house, just 5 minutes from our 60 acre plot of land. Since then we’ve had up to 14 people in that same house, which is truly an experience of […]
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!
I read a few years ago somewhere that a hallmark of a genius is being able to hold opposites together and transcend them. This stuck with me and over time I tried to make sense of it, because at first it was a very confusing concept. With some luck this concept began to make sense […]
Never before has their been a project with more implications on the world of physics than the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator that runs 570 ft below the Franco-Swiss border. The tunnel that houses the LHC is 17 miles in circumference…this thing is BIG. 1,232 […]
What this is not: A wishy-washy, positive thinking, pie-in-the-sky idea about changing the world. I will not be advocating the power of group meditation, overthrowing the powers that be or anything else that can be easily scoffed at.
What this is: A three-part series covering logical AND tangible ways to instigate awesome change on a global scale. I will cover the following concepts in order:
The single change the world needs most dearly
How real change occurs
The specific mission I think will bring about those changes. This has been formulating in my mind for the better part of 4 years, culminating in the last few months. It’s suffice to say that I am very excited to be sharing this with all of you.
On March 23rd, 2013, twenty-four scientific study participants were injected with a strain of bacteria that normally induces violent sickness for days on end. This time, however, none of the twelve people who were trained in the Wim Hof Method experienced any ailment whatsoever. They had learned what it takes from 20-time World Record holder Wim Hoff, […]
**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 […]
My name is Jordan Lejuwaan and I am an efficiency addict.
I am zero days sober thanks to a recent discovery, and you can be too.
I love what I do so sometimes I’ll work 4-5 hours straight without stopping. As with anything, the law of diminishing returns applies after about 30 minutes. I gradually slow down and become less enthusiastic, creative and focused with the work at-hand.
Books are magical inventions. By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. Phonetic language, being cut-off from time and place, the Now, helps both to encapsulate the ego more, but also to offer guidance to make it poriferous, letting Eros free. Without books we would lose this guidance. And in these times of dire ecological and cultural crisis, we need new ways to respond to the ecosystem that we simultaneous are and are imbedded in. These are the books that can lift our spirits to a necessary higher existence.
In the past I’ve often written about cutting negative emotions out of your life. But, like every great truth, this one is a paradox. Is there a place for emotions like anger and envy in an enlightened life? Author Neale Donald Walsch, author of my most-recommended book ‘Conversations With God’, would say so. Anger, grief, […]
If someone empties a 50-pound sack of beans onto the ground, those beans will form a heap (or a pile, or a mound, or whatever term you want to use to indicate a large grouping). Suppose someone then takes one bean off the top of the heap and places it on the ground a few feet away – how many heaps are there? It seems obvious that the single bean by itself is not a heap, and the large grouping of beans is still a heap…
We are living in an extremely exciting time in terms of science and technology. Things that have always been considered science fiction are becoming normal day-to-day components of our lives. And while we have been seeing invention after breakthrough over and over in the last couple of decades, this next ten years is going to […]
A few months ago, while living in Australia, I was given an assignment by my boss I was not at all thrilled about: drive 5 hours into the country, meet with a client for 2 hours, and drive back that night.
At first, all I could think was “wait, whaaat? You want me to drive 10 hours to meet a guy for 2 hours? Can’t I just call him or something?!?”
It seemed like a gigantic waste of my time, but he was the boss and I, the employee, so I had to obey. (Note: I have since kissed the corporate life goodbye)
That night, I sat at my desk. I decided I had to find a way to make this trip somehow productive, entertaining, and even memorable…
There had to be a way…
we all reside in self-inflicted purgatories
guided by the light coming from the fire we set
walking, rather tip toeing carefully
along a tight rope we strung tightly
eyes focused along a narrowing path
missing the grandeur and openness surrounding us
Stop searching for love. It wants nothing to do with you.
Love is where you are not. It would bomb as a pick up line, but it’s a concept of love worth pondering.
They are the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a spiritual teacher who traveled the world in the twentieth century extolling the merits of self-inquiry.
At first the statement comes across like one of those if-a-tree-falls-in-the-woods Zen mind-benders. But spend a few moments with it and it may dissolve into a valuable insight…
A major source of discontent in many people’s lives not knowing what they truly want. Yes, that mansion, beautiful spouse and two kids sound great, but that’s not what I’m talking about. This has been said before, so I’ll let the philosophers speak for me: Everything–a horse, a vine–is created for some duty… For what […]
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on […]
My first day at high school my senior year, I came across a boy that I thought was stunning. He sat behind me in photography class. I completely failed in playing it coy, because I repeatedly looked over my shoulder to catch a glimpse of him. To my surprise, his eyes kept meeting mine with […]