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Repetition, Bubbles and Immune Systems

All living organisms, including the human race, are creatures of habit. That is to say, we train ourselves, again and again, in order to better ourselves. If not, the skills we have come to rely on will whither away. We keep reading to increase our knowledge, we keep exercising to increase our stamina and we keep practicing music to transform our bodily movements into beautiful symphony. We set limits in order to surpass them, so we can transcend the ordinary and look back from a new height. And so, if you look closely, the differences we see between phenomena are just different dialects of the same language: the language of repetition...

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An Homage & Call to Women In The 21st Century

Confession: I am a reformed sexist.For a long time I held the view that on average, women are not as capable as men. This view was based on my experience; it was what I saw around me. So many vapid women with as much substance as the reality TV stars they watched each night. But a relatively recent realization brought this view crashing to the ground: possession of two X chromosomes does not render a person less capable, but our culture does an excellent job of it.Last year I was conversing with a gender issues expert who opened my eyes to the world from a woman's perspective. She explained what is was like to be constantly objectified, to be treated differently because you are a woman, and what is was like to grow up with different expectations and values thanks to cultural conditioning...

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We Are Verbs: Human Existence as Perpetual Becoming

Question: are you the same person going to bed as you are waking up? Are you the same person now as you were when you were 5-years-old? In this post we explore this difficult question.

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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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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...

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Would the iPhone Exist If Steve Jobs Did Not Take LSD?

Steve Jobs was known to experiment with LSD, but how much impact did this drug have on his innovations?

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Cutting Out the Crap 2/3: Negative Emotions

(Link to Part 1) Simply put, these are the emotions you should banish from your life. I just picked the five worst emotions I could think of because the list would get quite lengthy otherwise :)...

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The Virtual Body Ideal: Why We Feel More Insecure Than Ever

For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers...

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Huxley vs Orwell

A clever comic over on the accuracy of George Orwell's predictions about future society over those of Aldous Huxley. It's informative and scary at the same time. "In short, Orwell feared that what we hate would ruin us. Huxley that what we love will ruin us." It's unfortunate that Huxley got it right because the latter is much less obvious.

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My 14-Day Juice Fast

A few weeks ago, a close friend challenged me to a 10-day juice fast. I love trying out new things, especially healthy things, so I excitedly agreed. I went out and bought an inordinate amount of fruits and vegetables, and started juicing. This is what happened...

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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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The Fable of the Zen Master

Here's another graphic going along with the theme of the most recent post about not resisting. It tells the short story of a zen master and his simple mantra on how to not judge an event, no matter how great or horrible it may seem at the time. Enjoy :)

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I’m 32, and Last Week I Retired – Chapter 3 : Trekking into the Medieval Tibetan Kingdom of Lo

Nomadic Ninja, Justin Alexander, takes on a voyage into the jaw-dropping Kingdom of Lo. You'll see just how beautiful planet earth really is when you see the pictures and videos inside.

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Poetry Slam: Art of the Spoken Word

A Poetry Slam is a competitive event where poets perform their own poetry on stage. Performances are judged on how much the poem moves the audience.During open slams, poets perform one piece of original work that will be scored 1-10 by five different judges, dropping the lowest and highest score. Before the first competing poet, there is a 'sacrificial poet', who performs to warm up the judges scoring. After the first round, low scores are eliminated and the top few poets slam again. Eventually, two poets are left in the finals.Slam poets pour their hearts and souls on stage while communicating their deepest thoughts. Some slams are powerful enough to change perspectives and they never fail to include a line or two that gives you goosebumps.

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Focus on the ‘Negative': Exploring Emotions as a Spiritual Experience

This is not your usual self-improvement article. I’m not going to tell you to focus only on the positive. I’m not going to tell you to find the silver lining in everything. I’m not...

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Want to Learn a New Skill More Effectively? Redefine Your Identity!

The key to learning skills quicker is deceptively simple. It's not about goal setting, or some weird trick… It's all about redefining your self-concept.

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Global Happiness Through Space and Time

Recently there have been several  studies comparing the overall satisfaction of people in different countries and overtime. Life is more or less a struggle for happiness so I think these results are...

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7 Insanely Gorgeous Videos

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...

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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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How To Bulletproof Yourself from McDonalds & The Fast-Food Temptation

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...