I vowed that when I got back from my 10 day Vipassana meditative retreat in Ontario this past weekend that I would immediately write down all of my experiences. Our ten days consisted of meditating, eating, light walking and no communication or forms of entertainment to distract the mind. I was bound to write something […]
This is a step-by-step guide to creating your own website. There is a lot of information to cover here but I’ll try to make it as simple and information-rich as possible. Before starting, you should know your total cost for the first year will be around $55 1) Choose a domain name A domain name is […]
Why is it that we humans continually strive to remain strangers to one another? When we are in a public place such as an elevator, each man and woman inside of it strains to not make eye contact with anyone else. It’s almost as though we fear social interaction and abhor the idea of getting […]
Yes, you do. I’ve caught myself whispering this in my own ears frequently during the last few days. And it worked. It worked because it is true, despite how everything seems to indicate just the opposite. Let me explain. I am currently in the process of moving and it is amazing to see what little, […]
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 […]
Here’s another simple piece of knowledge that can drastically change your life for good if implemented. This concerns how every thought, word and action has its roots in one of two basic emotions — love or fear. Once you have this knowledge, it’s dead easy to discern which one is giving rise to your next thought. The challenge is in deciding which one is going to give rise to it. Click read more to get a more detailed (and graphical!) picture of this idea :)
Research suggests that 50% of people who make new year’s resolutions fail by the time April rolls around. I am part of the 50%. Let me explain. When I graduated from high school, I had sort of an existential crisis; the magical bubble of high school with all its fun and drama was about to […]
In the next few posts, I want to discuss the human tendency to get lost in imagining ideal states of affairs. I often find myself getting lost in utopian vision on many levels. There’s the persistent feeling, why can’t things be more like (fill in the blank)? This perpetual dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs is one of the aspects of what the Buddha meant by suffering (dukkha).
It’s tough not to look out at what’s wrong with the world (and all the people in it) and not think “if only.” If only things were more like… then everything would be better. Once we eliminate poverty, war, and ignorance, then we could get on with the real task of living! Even though I know that the grass isn’t really greener on the other side, I just can’t seem to stop myself from fantasizing about being immersed in lush emerald fields, where the rivers run clear with sweet water and the animals live in perfect harmony, where no one suffers from lack…
I’ll be looking at this issue from six different perspectives…
Equipment you need to start 1. An MP3 player and some very good headphones (comfortable!) 2. Albums by infected mushroom: IM The supervisor, Vicious Delicious, Classical Mushroom, Converting Vegetarians, Legend of the Black Shwarma, Friends on Mushrooms – Discography is fine, specific songs to follow in the end of the post. 3. Some weed/marijuana/cannabis and […]
An out-of-body experience (OOBE) is when your energy/ethereal/astral body leaves your physical body, allowing you to float around the universe on another plane. This may sound like crazy at first, but there is much evidence out there validating these experiences. I thought it was hogwash until I had my first OOBE two years ago, but that’s a story for a future article detailing OOBE’s and how to achieve them.
Robert Monroe first legitimized OOBE’s by creating the Monroe Institute and refining a process by which anyone could come in an experience an OOBE. He then collected several decades worth of written reports from thousands of people. He shared many of his favorite reports in his Journeys Out Of the Body series, but the following report takes the cake…
The following is a parable explains the dismal reality of our current money system in words anyone can understand. It was written by Bernard Lietaer in his book The Future of Money. Very worth the read!
Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom. However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. What are all of those thoughts, suppositions and theories actually good for? How can an understanding of philosophy ultimately help you lead a better life? Today I want to examine with you four philosophical ideas that […]
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 […]
Generation after generation the human species stacks knowledge upon knowledge. This intricate web of symbols acts like a map for our inner and outer world. We use math to trade goods and we use words to convey we are in love. This is perhaps what we can call uniquely human and is arguably the most important activity we will ever do in our lives. Without it, we wouldn’t survive in the world we live in.
Education is learning how to use this knowledge in a clever way. For instance, you can learn how to be more effective in communication, you can learn how to calculate estimated profit for your new business plan or you can learn new symbols for the inner world so you can get more in touch with your body. What unites these different types of education is the drive for knowledge. It is the tool, and the only tool that actually helps us reach our goals. Whether you want to be a wall street banker, a professional athlete, a professor of philosophy or a shaman.
Today, this education is at our fingertips. Everybody knows that through the internet it is possible to access an enormous quantity of high quality information. Never before has it been possible to search and find resources for every topic you are interested in. Best of all, it is free. It is truly the modern-day version of the ancient library of Alexandria. Yet, at the same time this massive amount of choice paralyzes us. Where do I start? What do I want to learn? How can I commit myself to actually achieving my goals? To answer these questions, we need a strategy…
Imagine you could press a button and experience a boost in your subjective well-being, or happiness. More realistically, what if you could take a pill that would improve your mood? Or genetically screen for “happier” genes? Mark Walker coined the term “bio-happiness” to describe the idea of directly manipulating the biological roots of happiness in […]
I think I can blow your mind in 60 seconds or less (depending on how fast you can read). Here is a quick exercise in the power of choice and how it can affect your reality. 1) Listen to a bit of the song below (the really cool part comes in at 0:38) Relaxing, isn’t […]
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…
If you’ve read Tim Ferris’s “The 4-Hour Body,” then you’re familiar with the term “Harajuku moment.” He defines it as the single, definitive moment when we decide to make a dramatic shift with our lives to improve our mental and physical health. Mine took place a few months ago. Long story short: I was loaded with stimulants and thought I was having a heart attack. In reality it was a mere panic attack, but in my mind I was dying. During those few dense moments I saw my life’s substance – the meaning I’d given it through the choices I had made. Surprisingly enough, it wasn’t the thought of imminent death that bothered me; it was the realization I hadn’t lived up to my potential that made me sick to my stomach…
Google. Facebook. StumbleUpon. Amazon. Email. Skype. LOLCATZ. The last 20 years have been witness to some truly amazing innovations thanks to the internet. The introduction of the world-wide web has had more lasting effects than any other invention in history. This, of course, is something you know very well. However there are some huge implications […]
My last 30 days have been absolutely insane. I have never grown or learned more in a one month period. Not even close.
This is a NEW HIGH. I want you to be up here with me. Read on to find out how.