Check out this awesome graphic explaining the origins of consciousness with beautiful illustration and comic-book style storytelling. You will love it. You will want to share it with your friends. You will smile while reading it :)
A clever comic over on the accuracy of George Orwell’s predictions about future society over those of Aldous Huxley. It’s informative and scary at the same time. “In short, Orwell feared that what we hate would ruin us. Huxley that what we love will ruin us.” It’s unfortunate that Huxley got it right because the latter is much less obvious.
A brief look at some historical examples of artistic geniuses and it is tempting to believe that there is something approaching madness in the creative spirit. The artistic impulse permeates throughout history: from the “primitive” cave art of the Upper Palaeolithic through to the introduction of perspective and foreshortening during the Renaissance, rules which would […]
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.
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?
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…
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 […]
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. – Aristotle Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. In my early 20s, I rarely went to bed before midnight, and I’d almost always sleep in late. I usually didn’t start hitting […]
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 […]
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?
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?
Humans are anxious, tired and distracted; but we don’t need to pay big bucks to learn to relax.
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.
**This post summarizes months of research on what goal setting methods actually work, and a new project I am starting to help everyone use these techniques in an easy and fun way** Which of your big goals have been on the to-do list forever? So often it’s those goals that matter to us most that […]
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.
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!
‘The Last Question is another brilliant short story by Isaac Asimov which makes you think. I’m not sure of the exact meaning of the end so please leave your thoughts in the comments. Enjoy :) The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when […]
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.