There are a lot of things that we say yes to in life that we.. 1) Know inside that we SHOULD not do OR 2) Know we do NOT want to do. These are two very distinct problems and I want to address both right now as bluntly as possible. Solution 1: Stay Focused I […]
Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself!
Once in a while a book comes along that rocks your world so hard that you’re never quite the same after. Here are 7 of those books, ordered by how hard they’re going to rock your skull! On Happiness…. Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss Of all the books & articles I have […]
Remember when you were a kid, you could spend hours playing with simple things? When the world was a constant source of wonder? Well you still live in the same world so it must have been you that changed, right? Thanks to evolution, we rapidly become accustomed to our surroundings. We would be easy prey […]
When something bad happens to you, what is your automatic reaction? If you are normal, your answer is to react with anger or sadness along with some complaint. However, if you are on this site, reading this article, chances are you are not normal, nor do you want to be normal. Rise Above Normality: When […]
A recently passed law in New Zealand opens up the possibility of legalizing and regulating designer drugs. Politicians are trying to control the new substances that are flooding the market. Every time a compound is made illegal, they say, underground chemists just tinker around and transform it to create a slightly different compound that is […]
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…
A few months ago, while living in Australia, I was given an assignment by my boss I was not at all thrilled about: drive 5 hours into the country, meet with a client for 2 hours, and drive back that night.
At first, all I could think was “wait, whaaat? You want me to drive 10 hours to meet a guy for 2 hours? Can’t I just call him or something?!?”
It seemed like a gigantic waste of my time, but he was the boss and I, the employee, so I had to obey. (Note: I have since kissed the corporate life goodbye)
That night, I sat at my desk. I decided I had to find a way to make this trip somehow productive, entertaining, and even memorable…
There had to be a way…
Can an omnipotent God create a task he is unable to complete? Is perception limited, if only temporarily, with a growing infinite? Does my creator pose the same questions to his creator as I pose to him? Does my creator’s creator pose the same questions to his creator?…
The Incompleteness Theorems are applications of logic which extend beyond mathematics. The theorems state that any system of logic cannot deductively prove itself to be true; i.e., there must be at least 1 axiom that is inductively reasoned through observation and cannot be deductively confirmed…
Some time ago, a boy named Christopher was in the fifth grade. One day, his teacher told the class to go home and make a collage of who you want to become. “Don’t limit yourself” he said. “Dream as high as you possibly can. Reach for the stars, and one day you might actually grab […]
School isn’t for everyone. There are just too many required classes that you must take in order to get to the stuff you actually want to learn. Plus the whole homework and testing system… I’ll just stop there. There are tons of ways to educate yourself quickly and for much less money than with a […]
Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) was a Japanese Buddhist, Kensei*, Rōnin**, and all-round badass. He was a legendary dualist, unrivalled in his skills with a blade, and highly respected by his peers, yet at the same time he was an educated scholar of religion and philosophy. However, most people (myself included until recently) have never heard of him, or his teachings, despite his impressive reputation (I highly recommend reading up on him).
I recently stumbled across a succinct work that Musashi wrote shortly before his death, called the Dokkodo or ‘The Way to be Followed Alone’. It consists of twenty-one precepts aimed at personal development and encapsulates the knowledge he had gained throughout his epic life…
For centuries, psychology has done one thing: attempted to fix the unhealthy, depressed and insane. It has focused solely on those in need and completely ignored healthy, happy people. Positive psychology reverses this trend and moves the focus to improving ‘normal’ lives. According to Dr. Martin Seligman, the father of modern positive psychology, it is […]
A man named Roy was sitting on a park bench one warm and sunny day, staring off into the abyss of reality. His face lacked emotion and his eyes kept wandering; they did not wander because nothing was of interest, rather they wandered because nothing kept his interest. He kept looking and looking, hoping to […]
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A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion – Alan Watts Have you ever driven your car or bicycle and suddenly you wake up somewhere down the road and can’t remember how you got there? What […]
Recently I came across this amazing little Tumblr named ‘OtherWordly‘ – itself a play on words. It consists of a collection of strange and lovely words from different languages through different times. What I like most about this selection of consonants and vowels – little meaning-carrying packages of vibration – is that they all try […]
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 :)
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 base jumping at Deans Blue Hole “A Penny for Your Thoughts” – Def Poetry Jam Awesome Lake Jumping on Bikes Fast-Motion […]
My name is Martijn and I’m a 22 year old student at the University of Amsterdam. I’m studying Beta Gamma which is an interdisciplinary study that combines physics, mathematics, philosophy, sociology, politics, psychology, economics, earth sciences, biology, chemistry and astronomy. I don’t think I would have known that all these branches of science (or life […]