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 […]
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 […]
Exaggerate your compliments
If you’re going to say something nice, why not make it a bit nicer? Only you will know the difference and the target of the compliment will feel that much better.
Forget about insults entirely (even in jest)
We can all agree that nothing good comes of insults. If they are serious, then someone comes out of the exchange feeling cut down. Even if you insult someone jokingly, their subconscious mind still takes your words in as a serious statement and imprints the insult on the person. This is akin to a commercial: it can seem stupid, but you are still building up respect for the product on a subconscious level. This is why companies pay top dollar just to have their logo visible in public places.
Investigate what is known about death
What do you know about death? You certainly have beliefs around it, but what do you know about the science of death, or of those who have died and been brought back to life? Death is not as big of a mystery as it is made out to be. Do your research before you fear or misconstrue this most universal human experience.
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 […]
Yes, you read that right. Do you find yourself with a new book every week, deep in the never-ending quest to absorb as much knowledge possible? I get it — you’re thirsty for all of the information the world has to offer. That’s great! How much do you remember from each book and article you […]
Einstein famously said that science in our time is like “a razor blade in the hands of a three year old.” Science has unleashed the power of technology, but we ourselves haven’t developed the capacity to control it. We’ve come a long way toward knowing how the universe works, but we seem preoccupied with using that knowledge to […]
1. Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?
Juan asks in this compelling TEDtalk ‘can we upgrade ourselves?’ His answer immediately puts humankind in perspective. So far, there have been 29 upgrades of humanoids. Multiple versions co-existed. And he convincingly argues that this may be the case today. He wants us to ask ourselves ‘are we really all identical?’ New evidence suggests we are not and that big differences are coming into our horizon. Juan explores trends of current technology and brain evolution to give us a taste of what may be coming our reality and which big questions we face today…
Walter Russell is the 20th century Renaissance man you’ve probably never heard of. His life is possibly even more fascinating than that of Nikola Tesla, Buckminster Fuller or Albert Einstein.
When I say Renaissance man, I mean it. Here’s a short summary of his vast accomplishments:
Accomplished philosopher, musician, composer, painter and sculptor. He worked with many famous subjects such as President Roosevelt and Thomas Edison
Without every studying architecture, he designed and built over $20 million worth of buildings around New York City, including the renowned Hotel des Artistes
Predicted the existence of Neptunium and Plutonium in 1926 (well before the invention of the atomic bomb), saying if they were ever discovered, the pressures of this planet would not be enough to hold them together
Founded and lectured at the University of Science and Philosophy
A champion figure skater, Russell even won competitions at age 69 against competitors in their 20′s
In his biography, The Man Who Tapped The Secrets Of The Universe, Russell shares the 5 rules that allowed him to accomplish so much. Each rule builds on those prior, culminating in the ultimate recipe for genius.
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 […]
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.
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?
Books are magical inventions. By carrying meaning, they gives us glimpses of experience and knowledge from a different world. Phonetic language, being cut-off from time and place, the Now, helps both to encapsulate the ego more, but also to offer guidance to make it poriferous, letting Eros free. Without books we would lose this guidance. And in these times of dire ecological and cultural crisis, we need new ways to respond to the ecosystem that we simultaneous are and are imbedded in. These are the books that can lift our spirits to a necessary higher existence.
Unless you are the second coming of Jesus Christ (if you are, please comment!) it’s impossible not to feel a bit down sometimes. Here are 20 quick ways to revive yourself and get back that “on top of the world” feeling. Stick your body out of a sunroof while the car is driving I can […]
A comic by Stuart McMillen about how we are supernormally stimulated in our modern world through TV, media, pornography, etc. Resulting in a drastic shift in how we entertain ourselves and achieve satiation.
When I was 15 years old, I ran away from home because I was pissed off at my parents for a reason I cant remember. I didnt have much money, so I decided to hop onto the skytrain (public transport train in British Columbia) and ride it as far as it would go. I reached […]
How do you talk to yourself? Do you find fault with most aspects of your life? Do you talk to others like that? Would let anyone talk to you like that? When we stop to listen to what our minds are telling us, it’s shocking to realize how much of it is negative. It may seem overwhelming and leave you feeling powerless over your mind and the direction it wants to lead you. Prior to 20 years ago, we thought the brain was hard-wired and fixed, but we now know that from birth to the end of life, our mind is constantly changing and our thoughts are more powerful than we ever imagined guiding the steps in our lives…
My first day at high school my senior year, I came across a boy that I thought was stunning. He sat behind me in photography class. I completely failed in playing it coy, because I repeatedly looked over my shoulder to catch a glimpse of him. To my surprise, his eyes kept meeting mine with […]
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 […]