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Short Meditations on Utopia Pt. 2/3

**If you missed the introduction to this post, click here** 3) Cosmic Perspective Are negativity, ignorance, and suffering necessary?Or can we eliminate them if we just fight hard enough? The other...

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Lifestyle Design – Start Living Your Life NOW

Lifestyle Design (LD) has become known as the process of building a small, yet sustainable business that yields enough money for the owner to do whatever they want without having to worry about money....

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The Human Condition According to Jason Silva

Check out these videos by filmmaker and futurist, Jason Silva. He believes strongly in the link between technology and bringing the human condition to new heights. These videos, if nothing else, will make your day more wondrous in regard to the potential of humanity in the coming years. Enjoy :)

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Are You Brave Enough to Take the Red Pill?

Water is free to flow around the solid rocks. Most of us go through life as if everything is solid. Which is obvious, since rocks, the planet and our egos seem solid. It is a common assumption that there is a solid 'I' inside somewhere between the eyes inside the skull which owns a body ( 'my' body) and believes itself to be living in a solid world that is quite separate from it. We believe in solid concepts which we use to define ourselves and use as guidelines for our behavior.

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How to Have the Best DMT Experience: 5 Necessary Steps To Prepare Yourself

Note: we do not encourage you to take DMT or any other drugs. This information is presented in the interest of harm reduction and education, to promote the safety and mental health of those who are...

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How to Overcome Perfectionism: Life Lessons from Kubrick to Picasso

Learn creative lessons from Picasso, Kubrick, Spielberg, Woody Allen, and leading psychologists to overcome perfectionism and improve your productivity and wellbeing.

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How To Bulletproof Yourself from McDonalds & The Fast-Food Temptation

When we look back through history, there are some things our predecessors did that makes no sense at all now. Trying to cure diseases through blood-letting? Hunting for witches? Denying women the right to vote? That stuff was non-sense. In 50 years, I predict that our grand-children will look back at our “Fast Food Era”, and wonder “What the hell were they thinking?!” Let's think about it for a second. We know fast-food is terrible for us, we know it makes us feel like crap, and we know it's the enemy of the rocking body we desire. Yet, fast-food sales are going up each year, and McDonalds achieved record revenues last year. I believe that as a society, we are failing big time...

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How to Live in Accordance with Your Atheistic Belief

Atheists are often viewed as a more self-righteous community of people. It is unfortunate because the adoption of atheistic belief is frequently driven by the desire to be the opposite of many things including judgmental and self-righteous. Sometimes in the quest to gain and share knowledge we can develop an air of arrogance. This is not exclusive to the atheist community but in this article I will offer a perspective, which is in accordance with the core concept of atheist belief, that I believe would be beneficial for all atheists to consider rather than the arrogant and narrow-minded one they have become known for which can contradict and undermine the atheist view entirely...

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How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

Now you know what we're missing, and the best ways to incite REAL change. So what can you do about it? Right now? In the grand scheme of things, not much. Sure, you could attempt to see your friends more often, make conversation with strangers and/or spend less time in faux-communities online. You could even place an ad for a roommate or two. But I believe this issue is something deeply engrained in the global consciousness, and requires more radical action in order to be truly remedied. This is why I am extremely excited to announce a new initiative: the creation of true community on a global scale.

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You Are Not a Who

That voice in your head, the one that tells you to: Hit the snooze bar one more time Spit off the roof of a tall building Gossip about a coworker Stop living in the past Have one more cookie Become...

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My Vow of Silence (And Why You Should Try a Silent Vacation)

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...

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A Method for Creating Moments: Your Top Three

Do you have certain habits, questions or tricks that gives your life a more positive spin? A technique that helps you understand others and yourself a bit better? There is something I want to share with you. It is something I have been doing for some time now and it is something that I and the people around me enjoy very much.

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Ego Gets The Boot: Letter Found On Kitchen Table

[Creative Piece] This is a breakup letter with my ego. It's been a good ride, but I think it's time we finally go our separate ways. We've had our ups and downs, but ultimately we aren't meant to be together. We're through.

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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.

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Sacredness is in the Eye of the Beholder

There is a logical fallacy that psychonauts tend to make called the Appeal to Tradition. Just as it sounds, this is when someone describes a particular method or system as superior because it is...

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This One Time I Took Acid At A Festival

I saw the band Phish over the weekend. They had 3 nights in a row of music. The experience in its entirety was noteworthy (my first train trips, getting lost in downtown Chicago, walking miles and...

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A Quick Note On Kony 2012 And Confirmation Bias

"It is a habit of mankind ... to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy." - Thucydides 431 BCE Who would have thought that a video portraying the war crimes of a self-proclaimed messiah in Uganda would cause the biggest splash in social media as of yet? The emotional message made by the organization Invisible Children has spread like wildfire and has gained 16.7 million views on Vimeo and 76 million on YouTube, in just a little over a week time. When the suffering of the abducted children entered my home, my first reaction was void of any skepticism. I was ready to join their cause...

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30 Challenges for 30 Days

It takes about 30 days to form a habit. The ones that are good for you require cultivation and determination. The starting phase is the (Hardest, especially if you want to change an old habit into a new one. This is why giving yourself a challenge for a minimum of 30 days is a great way to improve all facets of your life. So, take a moment to think 'Who do I want to be in 5 years?' What kind of habits would you like to have? You better start now if you want your new habits to influence your lifestyle and consequently your life! Check out this TED talk first to get inspired...

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How to See the Beauty in this World (again)

Remember when you were a kid, you could spend hours playing with simple things? When the world was a constant source of wonder? Well you still live in the same world so it must have been you that...

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8 Ways to Get Back in the Groove

We all get out of the groove every once in a while. Long days at work, fights with friends and other sources of frustration can leave one feeling very lacking in gusto for life. And there is one thing...