If the little-engine-that-could plugs boldly onwards by repeating: “I think I can, I think I can”, then my inner critic’s engine used an opposite mantra: “Not there yet… not there yet….not there yet…” In my quest to make it up the figurative mountain of self-fulfillment, it seemed that I was always coming up short. And what was […]
Like this article? Check out this other mind-blowing comic: Supernatural Stimuli: The Seduction of Our Senses The banksy comic is republished from ZenPencils.com, please visit for more brilliant artwork. RELATED COMICS: Sophie Scholl The Fire Within. Marc Maron The Social Media Generation. Bill Hicks It’s Just a Ride. Henry Rollins Who’s the Crazier Man? Banksy is an anoynomous […]
Unless you’re the Dalai Lama, chances are you have trouble consistently taking time out of your day to center yourself. Yet if you’re on this website, you probably know that meditation is the #1 thing you can do to be more present, focused, stress-free, loving and creative. I came across a brilliant mental gymnastic while perusing […]
Fifty useful life tips & tricks that you can implement this instant. Increase your efficiency and ability to succeed by modifying or adding these little habits into your daily existence.
It takes about 30 days to form a habit. The ones that are good for you require cultivation and determination. The starting phase is the (Hardest, especially if you want to change an old habit into a new one. This is why giving yourself a challenge for a minimum of 30 days is a great way to improve all facets of your life. So, take a moment to think ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ What kind of habits would you like to have? You better start now if you want your new habits to influence your lifestyle and consequently your life! Check out this TED talk first to get inspired…
I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could become my own drill master and coach. The books I read would set out the training course for me to overcome. All I had to […]
If you met Bill Clinton you would be spellbound, no matter your politics. People often comment that they feel like the most important person in the room when Clinton speaks to them, even if the encounter only lasts 15 seconds. Even Newt Gingrich, Clinton’s political arch-rival, said that Bill was “one of the most charming and […]
My top 25 favorite, relatively unknown movies of all time. Some highlights include Midnight in Paris, Sin Nombre, The Fountain, Waking Life, Garden State, Boogie Nights and Rubber. Posts some of your favorites in the comments; I will add the top 5 suggestions to the article :)
I have a lot of fun playing with my four children, and while skateboarding with one of them recently, I realised there is a lot to be learned from children’s playfulness and activities. In fact, the lessons learned from skateboarding can be very well applied to our daily life! This is what I teach my […]
Mr. Nobody Who would you have been when, at crucial moments in your life, you choose to walk a different path? That thought experiment is explored brilliantly by this amazing science-fiction movie as we follow Nemo(s) for 118 years. Set in the past, the now and in the future, we follow different branches of his […]
A list of 25 hand-picked documentaries that will make you re-evaluate many of your strong-held beliefs. All of which you can watch online for free! Ready for some learning?
I met god the other day. I know what you’re thinking. How the hell did you know it was god? Well, I’ll explain as we go along, but basically he convinced me by having all, and I do mean ALL, the answers. Every question I flung at him he batted back with a plausible and […]
Social situations are among the most important in our lives. Yet, there is a huge chance that you are oblivious to the plethora of unwritten social rules that structure everybody’s behaviour. Failing to comply to these cultural imprints can cause irreversible damage. Just following them blindly will not get you ahead. Hacking them, however, will […]
Here’s another simple piece of knowledge that can drastically change your life for good if implemented. This concerns how every thought, word and action has its roots in one of two basic emotions — love or fear. Once you have this knowledge, it’s dead easy to discern which one is giving rise to your next thought. The challenge is in deciding which one is going to give rise to it. Click read more to get a more detailed (and graphical!) picture of this idea :)
Your worldview is about to be violently expanded. Are you ready? 3) Glimpse the world on LSD 4) NDT’s Fascinatingly Disturbing Fact TL;DR: Chimpanzee DNA is 1% different than human DNA. Yet our skills and abilities are exponentially above chimpanzees. This considered, what would a species be like that was 1% different from humans in the […]
British comedian Ricky Gervais recently summed up one of the mistakes made by atheists when he tweeted the following message: “I think people hate atheists because we give away the ending.” Many atheists were quick to wholeheartedly agree with this statement, but few were as quick to accept the inherent flaws that arose when it […]
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 […]
I’ve handpicked the 10 most inspiration comics from the Zen Pencil’s blog. This wonderful comic takes famous, inspirational quotes and turns them into deliciously illustrated comics.
I read a few years ago somewhere that a hallmark of a genius is being able to hold opposites together and transcend them. This stuck with me and over time I tried to make sense of it, because at first it was a very confusing concept. With some luck this concept began to make sense […]
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 when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating college, they assume it’s time to go out and get a job. But […]