Nostradamus (1503-1566) was a astrologer, astronomer and practicing physician who specialized in predicting the future in the latter part of his life. Those predictions were written by Nostradamus in the form of quatrains, or a groups of four lines. He wrote 942 quatrains, organized into groups of 100, which he called centuries. After resigning from […]
Let me tell you about my chemist friend, a naturally paranoid person, he’s always asked me to keep his identity secret, so I’ll just refer to him as “My chemist friend.” He’s been a chemist his whole life, and is one of the better chemists in the world, so he claims, and ever since I […]
Change is HARD.
You’ve probably read more than a few articles on this site, become excited and tried to implement some new habits. Chances are those changes didn’t stick. Just like your computer-illiterate grandmother, your body and mind hate change. Or at least the transformation process. Here are 3 unconventional techniques for completing that metamorphosis for which you’ve been aching.
Parkour is by far one of the most amazing sports and/or art forms out there. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s probably because it originated in Europe and hasn’t gotten that big in the US quite yet. Essentially, parkour is the moving from one point to another in the quickest, smoothest and most efficient […]
3 months ago we set out to gather the best articles we’ve ever written and transform them into an audiobook. We compiled a huge stash of inspiring, thought-provoking, ego-breaking, magical content and re-created them with the mesmerizing voice of Simon from SpokenMatter.com. The result is a whopping 5-hours of audio content that transforms the way […]
When I was 15 years old, I ran away from home because I was pissed off at my parents for a reason I cant remember. I didnt have much money, so I decided to hop onto the skytrain (public transport train in British Columbia) and ride it as far as it would go. I reached […]
“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”
- Alan Watts
My goal in this post isn’t to act as some sort of New Age Zen evangelist or claim that Zen practice will solve all your problems or instantly help you achieve the goals aforementioned. But it will help you out.
Why? Well, to start, here’s what we’re working with when it comes to ‘tenets’ with Zen. These are the highest-valued qualities..
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, […]
The bridge between science and spirituality begins with the heart. The heart is the regulator of our energetic state, working synergistically with the nervous system and the brain to bring coherence and positive emotion to life. It produces the strongest electromagnetic field in the body, one that extends all around us, allowing for energetic communication of this coherence with all of life. Thus, the heart breaks down internal and external environments and allows us access to the oneness of life…
‘The Last Question is another brilliant short story by Isaac Asimov which makes you think. I’m not sure of the exact meaning of the end so please leave your thoughts in the comments. Enjoy :) The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when […]
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…
I present you with 12 different videos created by a very intelligent, young man named Jordan Duchnycz. The videos work in conjunction with one another other in detailing the different aspects of the essence of being and our reality. Although you don’t need to watch the videos in order, I highly suggest you watch all of them – they are very enlightening. Just remember to keep an open mind while watching, and don’t feel like you need to believe everything you hear. Enjoy!
Striving for conscious awareness and truth in our daily lives is analogous to navigating a maze of illusions. From our first day in the classroom, we are told what to do and how to do it. Avoid risks, take the easy and comfortable path, don’t make too much noise, and you’ll be fine. Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why? All too often we are told what is right, wrong, politically correct and even taboo; but who decides these things?
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
This is the first ever HighExistence video! There are tons more to come now that I have access to amazing video equipment at the Valhalla Movement HQ. Green screens are awesome.
Please let me know what you think of the format — any comments are appreciated.
Also let me know what I should clarify further about finding your bliss, and I will expand in text here.
A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion – Alan Watts Have you ever driven your car or bicycle and suddenly you wake up somewhere down the road and can’t remember how you got there? What […]
**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 day, when thinking about all the years I spent chasing pleasure, I caught myself judging this period as ‘wasted.’ How could I have been […]
I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could become my own drill master and coach. The books I read would set out the training course for me to overcome. All I had to […]
When something bad happens to you, what is your automatic reaction? If you are normal, your answer is to react with anger or sadness along with some complaint. However, if you are on this site, reading this article, chances are you are not normal, nor do you want to be normal. Rise Above Normality: When […]
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 every personal development expert knows: a positive attitude is vital for happiness and success. So how […]