The famous theory explained fully with 3-D videos. It’s not just E=MC², the Theory of Relativity is so much more. You won’t think about gravity in the same way again.
Hey you. You are being called out. You are not like most people, are you? Not like your family, or most of your friends. You have a knowing. It may be small now, but it is there nonetheless. You have a knowing that there is more to this life than what you see. A knowing […]
A consistent meditation practice is a struggle for even the most experienced of meditators. For some reason it’s difficult to bring yourself to sit down and quiet the mind despite knowing that it’s the best thing for you. I was talking about this phenomenon with my good friend Phil Drolet of The Feel Good Lifestyle […]
Books are obstacle courses for the mind. By confronting us with paradigm shifting ideas they challenge us to stretch our capacity for understanding. And when we succeed, they will open up a world which we couldn’t see before. And then, in this unfamiliar world, we find ourselves having new thoughts and breaking new rules, using new magic […]
“The opposite of happiness isn’t sadness — it’s boredom.” Tim Ferriss Over the past 4 years, I’ve read a countless number of articles on following your bliss, building passions, and being happy. Most articles touch on some common themes: finding passionate work, building positive and healthy relationships, being open-minded, and trying new things. This is, […]
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 miles and seeing many characters), but the last evening in particular changed me for good. I’ve known since it […]
Anyone that has tried a psychedelic drug know that it’s impossible to fully explain the experience to someone who hasn’t tried one. The entertainment industry completely misrepresents these experiences with dragons flying out of people’s faces and walls melting into nothing, which never occur even with strong doses. So, here is my best attempt at explaining the psychedelic experience…
With the New Year upon us, you probably have some New Year’s resolutions on your mind. Here’s a three simple things you can do to massively increase your likelihood of success.
Find A Goal Partner!
A University of Pittsburg experiment studied people who followed a weight loss program. There were two groups – one with “homework” that included sharing a healthy meal with a friend or family member, and calling each other to check in and encourage each other, and another with no homework.
The group with no friend/family member succeeded at a 24% rate, while the group with homework succeeded at a 66% rate…
The following is a parable explains the dismal reality of our current money system in words anyone can understand. It was written by Bernard Lietaer in his book The Future of Money. Very worth the read!
Here are 22 gorgeous designs from photographer/graphic designer Julian Bialowas :) You can see the complete collection of designs on Julian’s Tumblr.
“We will see that our greatest crisis leaders toil in sadness when society is happy, seeking help from friends and family and doctors. Sometimes they’re up, sometimes they’re down, but they’re never quite well. Yet when calamity occurs, if they are in a position to act, they can lift up the rest of us; they […]
For the last few thousand years our existence has been explained by metaphysical constructs, truths that lie hidden behind the appearances, everlasting ideas beyond what our senses can see and hear. The philosopher Plato, with his famous allegory of the cave, stated that appearances are intrinsically false, things aren’t as they appear to be, and the only way to get to truth was to venture deep in the rational realm, far away from anything living and breathing…
What makes a writer a writer? I have been asking myself this for some time now; I’d estimate about 18 months, give or take. Why am I asking this? Because at that time, 18 months ago, I decided to be a writer. But is that simply all it takes to be one? The conscious choice? […]
The following a story from Charles Eisenstein’s book, ‘The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible‘. — The Three Seeds Once upon a time, the tribe of humanity embarked upon a long journey called Separation. It was not a blunder as some, seeing its ravages upon the planet, might think; nor was it a […]
Need some motivation or a quick change in thinking? Check out this new graphical motivator :) Imagine a world where… well I’m not going to tell you about the world in this excerpt! You have to click through to see the whole picture. By the way, have a freaking fantastic day!
What if you died right now… Would you be happy with what you have done/been doing with your life? Most people would answer that question with, “Of course not, I’m not done living yet! As soon as __(insert event)__, I want to __(insert dream)__.” The fact of the matter is that most people are living […]
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 serve it to? Do you think you can handle your family for a week straight without […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”
- Alan Watts
My goal in this post isn’t to act as some sort of New Age Zen evangelist or claim that Zen practice will solve all your problems or instantly help you achieve the goals aforementioned. But it will help you out.
Why? Well, to start, here’s what we’re working with when it comes to ‘tenets’ with Zen. These are the highest-valued qualities..