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How I’ve Read a Book a Week For the Last 5 Years

I recently realized that I’d been reading a book every week now for about 5 years straight. Here's how:

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Short Meditations on Utopia Pt. 1/3

In the next few posts, I want to discuss the human tendency to get lost in imagining ideal states of affairs. I often find myself getting lost in utopian vision on many levels. There’s the persistent feeling, why can’t things be more like (fill in the blank)? This perpetual dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs is one of the aspects of what the Buddha meant by suffering (dukkha). It’s tough not to look out at what’s wrong with the world (and all the people in it) and not think “if only.” If only things were more like… then everything would be better. Once we eliminate poverty, war, and ignorance, then we could get on with the real task of living! Even though I know that the grass isn’t really greener on the other side, I just can’t seem to stop myself from fantasizing about being immersed in lush emerald fields, where the rivers run clear with sweet water and the animals live in perfect harmony, where no one suffers from lack...I’ll be looking at this issue from six different perspectives...

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Educate Yourself Without School

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…...

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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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Alternative Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours!

Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic...

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This Will Change Your Life.

“Everything is a matter of perspective.” That’s an overused phrase that’s generally said without much thought. It’s an easy go-to argument to end all arguments. Today,...

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How Expectations Color Our Beautiful World

The last few months I have been traveling with my girlfriend throughout Middle and South-East Asia. I climbed the Himalayas in Nepal, fell in love with the vibrant cuisine of Thailand, got my divers...

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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...

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How To Make Your Own Natural Non-Toxic Deodorant

Deodorant is an essential ingredient to combat body odour. We all love to smell nice, and perhaps more importantly, we know the social consequences if we don’t. The problem is that most...

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10 Reasons Why You Might Be Failing (& How to Change That)

There is loads of information out there that focus on matters of success and achievement along with the techniques to get you there. But while there is much information about what leads to success...

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How to Overcome Internet Boredom

As vast and seemingly limitless as the internet is, sometimes you just don’t know what URL to type into that bar up top. When you run out of Facebook/Myspace notifications to go through and...

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Breaking Bread: 4 Easter Lessons You Won’t Learn in Church

“And their eyes were opened…” Last Christmas, I put forward the idea that the birth of Christ was not some one time event in the distant past, but a continual possibility for everyone. I found...

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10 Reasons You’ll Never Look at Sunsets the Same Way Again

A thin blue line shoots across the horizon and that is the mark. You know the sun will eventually set underneath that line, but until then, the moment where it crosses that line, you are witness to...

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Honor Our Home on Earth Day – 22 April – Watch ‘Inhabit’

Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could...

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I Challenge You. Right Here. Right now.

Hey you! I have a few blunt questions for you. This is your life we’re talking about here, so listen up! Are you the best version of yourself that you could possibly be? Are there things you...

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Learning From Superhumans: The Incredible Fitness and Success of Jack LaLanne

Learn the superhuman secrets Jack LaLanne used to remain a lean, mean, machine well into his 90s.

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Thrive Together: 9 Perks of Communal Living From 12 Months at Valhalla

One year ago I moved from California to Montreal to co-found the Valhalla Movement. We started off with the 5 founders living together in a 4-bedroom house, just 5 minutes from our 60 acre plot of...

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The HighExistence Podcast with Rick Doblin: Integrating Psychedelics into a Global Culture

In our first episode of the HighExistence podcast, we talk with Rick Doblin. Rick is a psychonaut, a psychedelic researcher and a strong advocate for the legalization of psychedelics. He is the...