The Extropian Principles

** The following is a manifesto that fits the ideals of HighExistence quite nicely. As with any manifesto, it’s a bit dogmatic at times but I do think much can be gained from reading and living...


Artgasm: Why You Ought to Make Some Art

What is art for? In the post we cover the 10 most important reasons art exists and why you ought to start making it.


10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

Note: This was originally published by blogger Steve Pavlina and is the first “guest post” on HE. If you would like to write an article for HighExistence, click here. It’s funny that...


Your Worldview Can Set You Free

You want more freedom?No sweat. All you have to do is this:Investigate the current boundaries in your life.Your belief system determines the boundaries in your life. It is the framework you use to make sense of the world around you. It is a way of interpreting events and encounters. It is your container.It will supply the answers to questions like: What am I? Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I? Why am I here? What should I consider valuable...


How the Internet, Dopamine and your Brain are Working Together to Screw Your Potential

The internet is the biggest mass-psychological experiment of the last millennia. While we still don't know the long-term results, here are the most fascinating short-term results, and what they mean for us.


10 Best Books On Positive Psychology You Need To Read For Authentic Change

If you are looking for authentic ways to change yourself then you will need to read the best books on positive psychology. We listed the best.


The Art of Meditation / Stop Being a Zombie!

A guide to waking up, living and thinking consciously...


We are star stuff contemplating the stars.

Carl Sagan is one of those few rare wonderful specimens our human race has produced. He combined his warm, loving and spiritual heart with his skeptic mind fine-tuned to science. He was a true visionary in the widest sense of the word. He wrote over 600 science papers and 20 books, pioneered exobiology and actively searched for extra-terrestrial life. He still inspires thousands upon thousands of people through his amazing twelve-hour documentary 'Cosmos' (must watch!) and the movie 'Contact'. He advocated legalizing marijuana for its beneficial effects on creativity and well-being. He was a true HEthen.


This One Time I Took Acid At A Festival

I saw the band Phish over the weekend. They had 3 nights in a row of music. The experience in its entirety was noteworthy (my first train trips, getting lost in downtown Chicago, walking miles and...


Nostradamus: 2012 and Beyond

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...


Why YOU Can Run A Marathon

I never imagined myself running a marathon, a grueling 42.195 meters of putting one feet after the other. Most of all because I never saw myself as the athletic type, let alone one of those superhumans that run a marathon for fun. I played some soccer when I was young, did a few years of judo and a few months of tae-kwando. Then puberty happened and you could find me in the gym a couple times a week. Probably had to do something with the opposite sex. But it never was much really, definitely nothing that even remotely comes close to something as brutal as a marathon...


Lifestyle Design – Start Living Your Life NOW

Lifestyle Design (LD) has become known as the process of building a small, yet sustainable business that yields enough money for the owner to do whatever they want without having to worry about money....


Why Avoiding The News Makes You Smarter

Some time ago I stopped reading and watching the news. No newspapers, no news programs and no internet snippets of world drama. I stopped because I didn’t feel it had any positive effect on my...


Bye Bye Homo sapien, Hello Homo evolutis

Juan Enriquez's TED assertion that we are evolving into a form of man that can control his own evolution and that of other species. When will technology catch up with nature?


Lucid Dreaming

A beginner's guide to the art and scene of lucid dreaming, or the sensation of being in complete control of one's dreams. Why not make sleep an active part of your day?


How do we achieve and appreciate success?

Success is the topic of a thousand clichés, songs, and inspirational quotes; it’s conquering the proverbial mountain, or winning the proverbial foot race. It is elusive, yet we cling to the hope that, someday, we will acquire it.  We not only pursue success, we crave it desperately as we climb the ladders and jump the hurdles that present themselves along our paths. The question is: How do we achieve and appreciate success?


7-Day Thought Challenges (Live-With’s)

In his book 'The Highest Goal: The Secret That Sustains You in Every Moment', author Michael Ray introduces the concept of something he calls 'live-withs' -- short statements that can be used to challenge certain aspects of yourself.Live-with's are different from mantras in that you only use one at a time (unless you really like a challenge!) and you're not repeating them to yourself over and over. Instead, you're simply bringing the statement to mind as often as you can, and living it out to the best of your ability.


Wireheading: The Conundrum of Uber-Hedonism & Simulated Bliss

Imagine, for one second, the ultimate bliss.Ecstasy + that first kiss + the climax of your favorite song + winning the lottery + your best orgasm ever * 1,000,000,000.Pleasure so fantastic that is almost hurts.What if you could experience that 24/7 and never get bored of it?Enter wireheading, a term coined by author Larry Niven for implanting a chip in the brain which constantly stimulates the pleasure center, yielding pleasure as described above. Sounds like science-fiction, no? Not completely.


The Perfect Productivity System That Won’t Work For You At All

Learn the worlds greatest productivity system that won't work for you… kind of.