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God and His Shadow

For the last few thousand years our existence has been explained by metaphysical constructs, truths that lie hidden behind the appearances, everlasting ideas beyond what our senses can see and hear. The philosopher Plato, with his famous allegory of the cave, stated that appearances are intrinsically false, things aren't as they appear to be, and the only way to get to truth was to venture deep in the rational realm, far away from anything living and breathing...

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Why Single-Tasking is Surprisingly Sublime

I’m going to take a big risk here and guess you’re probably doing something else while you read this post. You’re listening to a song, you’re talking with your roommate, you’re tabbing back...

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Wake Up and Watch ‘Planetary’ Today on Earth Day – We Are All Connected

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross...

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The Age of Revolution: 10 Lessons for Leaders of the Change Generation

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams 1) Follow Your Internal Compass and Empower Others to Do The Same Deep down...

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It’s All In Your Head: How to Take Advantage of Neuroplasticity

How do you talk to yourself? Do you find fault with most aspects of your life? Do you talk to others like that? Would let anyone talk to you like that? When we stop to listen to what our minds are telling us, it’s shocking to realize how much of it is negative. It may seem overwhelming and leave you feeling powerless over your mind and the direction it wants to lead you. Prior to 20 years ago, we thought the brain was hard-wired and fixed, but we now know that from birth to the end of life, our mind is constantly changing and our thoughts are more powerful than we ever imagined guiding the steps in our lives...

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*This* Is Why You Have Trouble Meditating

A wise man once said, “Meditation is f*cking hard.” Just like exercising, meditation is meant to push your limits and inevitably involves discomfort. Your body will ache. Your thoughts...

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How Mindfulness Cultivates Courage

By using mindfulness you can train your brain to shut off unhelpful thoughts and find the courage within to face your deepest fears.

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Can’t Stand Meditation? This Technique is For You.

A consistent meditation practice is a struggle for even the most experienced of meditators. For some reason it’s difficult to bring yourself to sit down and quiet the mind despite knowing that...

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Comedy with a Conscience – On Bill Hicks and Frankie Boyle

The death of William Melvin “Thanks dad!” Hicks in 1994 signalled the loss of not only a great comic talent but also the most scathing political satirist and social commentator to have emerged...

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Becoming a Bodhisattva: 4 Vows to Take on the Road to Enlightenment Pt.1

Dear Traveler, Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a bodhisattva? Are you ready to live in Truth for the benefit of all sentient beings, even if there is no Truth to serve and no others to...

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26 Scientifically Proven Superhuman Benefits of Meditation

I have a confession to make… I know meditation is meant to be good for you but I don’t meditate every day. I go through cycles of meditating 20 minutes a day and then slowly ‘forget’...

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I Meditated For 10 Days Straight… The Result Wasn’t What You Would Expect

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,...

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Cutting Out the Crap 3/3: Dynamism Vampires

No I’m not trying to draw in the teen audience with the vampire trend. I’m talking about people that are sucking the dynamic, positive, obstacle-demolishing ambition out of you whether you...

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5 Major Philosophers’ Dizzying Ideas Translated into Matrix Morpheus Memes

What would happen if some of history's most famous philosophers were alive today and tried to condense their ideas into Internet memes?

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The Tremendous Potential of Inspiring Others

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....

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How To (Temporarily) Experience A Phantom Limb

I placed a coffee cup in front of John and asked him to grab it [with his phantom limb]. Just as he said he was reaching out, I yanked the cup away. “Ow!” he yelled. “Don’t do...

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Other Safe and Fun “Drugs”

There is a massive stigma associated with “drugs,” making the majority of the population think that every drug from salvia to heroin is unhealthy and addicting. With a little bit of...

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Lessons on Success and Deliberate Practice from Mozart, Picasso, and Kobe Bryant

Lessons on Success and Deliberate Practice from Mozart, Picasso, and Kobe Bryant. By James Clear. How long does it take to become elite at your craft?