Changing the World: Art as a Catalyst

This video documents renowned artist JR’s global project of injecting art into places where there is no art, and how this positively impacts those communities. If you’re into changing the...


The Quest for Autonomy: Nobody Is Smarter Than You Are

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?


The Love Experiment: Conclusions

It’s been 7 days since I started the Love Experiment and all I have to say is wow. Those of you who were also feelin’ the love this week will know what I’m talking about when I say I...


An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

Humans are empathetic by nature. We can ‘imagine’ how horrible/amazing it must be to be this person, or to go through that event. But often times our hubris and biases get in the way of...


6 Reasons Why YOU Should Consider Teaching English Abroad (& How To Do It)

For the past six months I have been living completely outside my comfort zone. Going to the grocery store was a challenge, finding my way around left me getting lost from time to time, and virtually everything in my life had been flipped upside down... And I absolutely loved it.I have been teaching English at a high school here in South Korea for the past six months and can honestly say it has been the best decision I have ever made. If you're anything like me, when I graduated from college I couldn't stand the idea of getting a job I hated, working there for X years to make the person above me look good, only to find out down the line that I hated the job I was trying so hard to get in the first place...


Friedrich Nietzsche’s Guide to Conquering Your Existence

In Nietzsche’s most popular book, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he described what would become one of his most memorable theories — that of the Übermensch. In English versions of the work of...


Top 5 Videos Of Alan Watts

Psychedelic experience is only a glimpse of genuine mystical insight, but a glimpse which can be matured and deepened by the various ways of meditation in which drugs are no longer necessary or...


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...


3 Killer Tips for Changing Yourself

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.


The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done

Read this article to learn how to be more productive. Discover how Newton's Laws of Motion can boost your productivity.


7 Zen Stories That Might Just Give You a Glimpse of Enlightenment

Whether you're new to Zen or a devotee, these stories will be funny, interesting, and instructive.


The Origins of High Existence

Hi, my name is Jordan Lejuwaan. I’m the creator of HighExistence and I wanted to tell you how all of this began. I attended the University of Southern California in 2008/2009 for my freshman...


What Would Good Guy Greg Do?

I stumbled on this hilarious internet meme while reading through a fellow HEthen's blog. It's comical, but also has some pretty deep implications when you take a step back and observe why it's funny. 'Good Guy Greg' is just that, a really good guy. For example, GGG...Calls you drunk at 6am... to make get to work on time.Is mistaken for an employee... but helps them anyways.Notices it's your birthday while on Faceook... and actually calls you.


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.


Work Should Be Like Sex: Finding Meaning and Engagement in Our Work

Work: Would you rather drown or have sex? In his book, Happier, Tal Ben-Shahar has two models of motivation: Drowning and sex. If you force someone’s head underwater, they are going to feel...


6 Magnificent Meditation Illustrations To Improve Your Practice

Meditation is reminding ourselves of what we already know. Our innermost Buddha nature, our loving goodness, can easily be forgotten. Here are 6 Magnificent Meditation Illustrations To Improve Your...


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?


Living the Tribal Life: 6 Far-Out Experiences from Tribal Alliance Gathering

My 5-day tribal experience with 80 of the most conscious individuals I have ever encountered...