I met god the other day. I know what you’re thinking. How the hell did you know it was god? Well, I’ll explain as we go along, but basically he convinced me by having all, and I do mean ALL, the answers. Every question I flung at him he batted back with a plausible and […]
Peter Singer is arguably one of the most influential philosophers alive today – he has published over one hundred academic articles, dozens of books, and was recently named a “Companion of the Order of Australia,” one of Australia’s highest honors. While Singer has an extensive moral code extending over a vast array of human affairs, I will only focus on one particular aspect of his moral code – charity. Specifically, I will explain his radical claim that we should give to charity until we are “very near the material circumstances of a Bengali refugee…”
Here’s a follow-up video to the How To Find Your Bliss video. Let me know what you think! What would you like the next video to focus on? <3 Jordan
Recently I came across this amazing little Tumblr named ‘OtherWordly‘ – itself a play on words. It consists of a collection of strange and lovely words from different languages through different times. What I like most about this selection of consonants and vowels – little meaning-carrying packages of vibration – is that they all try […]
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung I just came back from a holiday (holy-day) with my parents for a week. Next to the social activities of dining together, partying, bowling, swimming and talking I’ve been walking, thinking, reading, […]
Once again the spectre of internet censorship has reared its ugly head. On January 14th 2014, an appeals court in Washington ruled that the Federal Communication Commission’s “net neutrality” rules no longer applied. It was a game changing decision with the potential to completely reshape the online landscape – with the FCC no longer able to […]
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…
Are you looking for a great job that gives you fulfillment and purpose? I found this amazing website called 50 Ways to Get a Job that gives you a 50-step walkthrough towards discovering and landing the perfect job for you. 50 Ways is the result of over three years of research and work by a team of people […]
About a year ago I found myself with a lot of free time on my hands. So I decided to cheat on sleep. An internet meme knocked on my door called ‘polyphasic sleep’ and rumour has it that by switching your sleep rhythm from monophasic (six to nine hours in one stretch) or biphasic (5-6 hours and a single afternoon nap) to polyphasic (many naps spread evenly) will increase the time of your waking life (some even reported as few as three of sleep hours on the Uberman Sleep Schedule) while also give you a boost in focus, stamina, creativity and energy. These reports were strengthened by anecdotes that Leonarda da Vinci, Buckminster Fuller and Thomas Edison were proponents of polyphasic sleep….
In the early 20th century, an enlightened Indian sage named Ramana Maharshi lived at the base of a mountain thought to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva himself. Ramana’s radiance attracted many disciples, including westerners like Sumerset Maugham. When his disciples asked how to attain Self-realization, Ramana directed them to meditate on a single question: […]
Jordan has written some excellent articles on polyphasic sleep. So good in fact that I couldn’t resist trying it out for myself. I always tried to understand my own psyche, whether through meditation, putting myself in situations that are challenging or confronting my own strong held beliefs. Next stop was, going poly! There’s only one […]
What happens when you drop a male rat into a cage with a receptive female rat? First, you see a frenzy of copulation. Then, progressively, the male tires of that particular female. Even if she wants more, he has had enough. However, replace the original female with a fresh one, and the male immediately […]
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 than ever. The loss of God as the absolute reference point has given room for humanity to take the ropes of responsibility […]
Anyone that has tried a psychedelic drug know that it’s impossible to fully explain the experience to someone who hasn’t tried one. The entertainment industry completely misrepresents these experiences with dragons flying out of people’s faces and walls melting into nothing, which never occur even with strong doses. So, here is my best attempt at explaining the psychedelic experience…
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, […]
These are the 5 Ideals of Reiki. More powerful than the ideals put forth in these 5 lines is the idea of taking development one day at a time. I think anyone can commit to doing something for just today. This is an excellent practice for remaining present and tackling long-term goals. For example, let’s say […]
The ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance. Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even […]
Two and half year ago, I wrote my first article for HighExistence. My fast life was turned upside down and I found myself far removed from home. Looking back, I can see this period changed my life. Drastically. And I am very happy I made the choices I did. From that moment on, I learned […]
Beauty comes in many forms — music, film, art, dance, sport, etc. Simply put, here is a very eclectic video collection of things I consider to be beautiful. Hope you enjoy them. Guillaume Nery base jumping at Deans Blue Hole “A Penny for Your Thoughts” – Def Poetry Jam Awesome Lake Jumping on Bikes Fast-Motion […]
While your feeds and inboxes are being flooded with articles about new years resolutions, take a quick moment to reflect on 2012.
Can you remember where you were in life at this time last year?
What has changed since then? How have you changed?
Chances are your world has shifted in ways that you never even considered when planning for 2012 a year ago. Perhaps those changes turned out to be even more fantastic than you could have imagined…