173405 The Best Stress-Relieving-Make-Me-Feel-Badass Trick Ever

You’re 5 minutes away from a huge job interview / audition / date / speech / presentation / performance / [insert stressful event here]…

The butterflies are flapping furiously in your stomach and none of the old tricks are making them going away. Picturing the audience naked never worked for you, stress is overcoming your ability to meditate, and you don’t have nearly enough time for a round of yoga.

What do you do?

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give-someone-gift Project: What is the Most Beautiful and Uplifting Thing You Can Say to Someone?

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 […]

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162833 The Impending Change in Global Consciousness: Our Archaic Revival

In 1974, American professor of psychology Dr Clare W Graves wrote an article for The Futurist magazine titled Human Nature Prepares for a Momentous Leap. Graves described an impending change in human consciousness that would be, in his words: …the most difficult, but at the same time the most exciting transition the human race has faced to date. […]

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103081 15 Ways to MINDFUCK Yourself

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 […]

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1942 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

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 […]

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3939 My Vow of Silence (And Why You Should Try a Silent Vacation)

If you have ever thought about taking a vow of silence and wondered what you might need to consider, then you’ve landed on the right heli-pad. So let’s jump right in, shall we? First things first…

Why would anyone want to stop talking?

The answer is simple: to awaken awareness.

Most of us fall through our days in a kind of trance-like state. We don’t notice the details of what’s going on around us, because we’re so busy living in the past and the future that what’s happening right now simply becomes a technicality that needs to be dealt with in order to get to our next destination…

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4895 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 useful. If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist […]

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out_of_body_experience_by_districtaliens-d6ubzaw How to Have the Best DMT Experience: 5 Necessary Steps To Prepare Yourself

Note: we do not encourage you to take DMT or any other drugs. This information is presented in the interest of harm reduction and education, to promote the safety and mental health of those who are already committed to using the drug. For more information, please see the disclaimer on the Psychedelic Frontier. Hello friends. So you’ve decided […]

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3440 30 Challenges for 30 Days

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…

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131911 8 TEDtalks That Will Change Your Life Forever

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…

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4457 How to Learn & Enjoy Life More: The Power of Audio Learning

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…

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improvdive Improv Changed My Life: 10 Ways It Will Make YOU Awesome

Lights up! I’m blinded, but still manage to make out 30 strange faces staring directly at me. They’re silent, but the air is breathing with the tense energy – anything can happen. My palms are sweaty, knees are weak, arms are heavy. But I’m not alone; with a shared glance, my fellow improvisers and I check in with […]

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184168 22 Mind-Blowing ‘Notes From The Universe’

A year ago, a friend signed me up for an almost-daily newsletter called ‘Notes From the Universe’. These emails contain quick reminders about life that often seem to be written just for me that day. Here are my absolute favorites so far… When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you’ve always been […]

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1705 This Will Mindfuck You: The Double-Slit Experiment

The video below shows scientific proof that there is something NOT quite logical or scientific about this universe. The mere act of observation can completely change the outcome of an event! Before I get too ahead of myself, you need to watch the video below to understand: (Forgive the corny cartoon character explaining the concept […]

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earth2 Food For Thought From Eisenstein: Humanity’s New Story

This is the third article of an extended series that dives into powerful insights from Charles Eisensteins’ latest book, ‘The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible’.In this book Charles explains how the reining story/belief system our of global society is one of Separation, and the steps we must take to rewrite that story to a one of Interbeing and […]

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1517 25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

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 :)

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3388 Awesome Variations on Meditation

Meditation is simply the training of the mind. It has been used, primarily for spiritual practices, for thousands of years. The effects are numerous. In the same way training the body gives rise to numerous benefits, so does training the mind. From achieving incredible states of focus  (now being recommended as self-therapy for ADHD) to […]

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A beginner’s guide to the art and scene of lucid dreaming, or the sensation of being in complete control of one’s dreams. Why not make sleep an active part of your day?

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155975 10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

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!

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122590 A Short and Sweet Insight About Human Nature

For some reason or another, I found myself in a funk over the last few days. I was lacking passion and drive. The world wasn’t quite as vibrant as it usually appears. Little things were going wrong here and there. I just wasn’t happy.

To make matters worse, my go-to activities for realigning myself were failing miserably. I went for walks, meditated, stated affirmations, exercised, watched inspirational videos, read books, activated my chakras…I did everything. But it all felt fake. I couldn’t truly get behind any of those activities because it felt like my core had been depleted…

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