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The Real Secret to Making People Like You

I used to have unbearable social anxiety. And paranoia. It wasn’t quite so bad back in the Ukraine when I was a kid. Back then, I was just like the other little Eastern European children –...

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25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 3

Mr. Nobody Who would you have been when, at crucial moments in your life, you chose to walk a different path? That thought experiment is explored brilliantly by this amazing science-fiction movie as...

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Advanced Lucid Dreaming Techniques

This article is useful for the experienced dreamer who wishes to refine and deepen their lucid adventures. If you’ve never practiced being consciously aware within your dreams, check out the beginner lucid dreaming article.To make the following techniques effective I suggest you maximize your dream recall ability. Two weeks worth of daily dream entries in your journal would be advantageous.

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10 Best Books On Positive Psychology You Need To Read For Authentic Change

If you are looking for authentic ways to change yourself then you will need to read the best books on positive psychology. We listed the best.

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How & Where To Educate Yourself Online

Generation after generation the human species stacks knowledge upon knowledge. This intricate web of symbols acts like a map for our inner and outer world. We use math to trade goods and we use words to convey we are in love. This is perhaps what we can call uniquely human and is arguably the most important activity we will ever do in our lives. Without it, we wouldn't survive in the world we live in.Education is learning how to use this knowledge in a clever way. For instance, you can learn how to be more effective in communication, you can learn how to calculate estimated profit for your new business plan or you can learn new symbols for the inner world so you can get more in touch with your body. What unites these different types of education is the drive for knowledge. It is the tool, and the only tool that actually helps us reach our goals. Whether you want to be a wall street banker, a professional athlete, a professor of philosophy or a shaman.Today, this education is at our fingertips. Everybody knows that through the internet it is possible to access an enormous quantity of high quality information. Never before has it been possible to search and find resources for every topic you are interested in. Best of all, it is free. It is truly the modern-day version of the ancient library of Alexandria. Yet, at the same time this massive amount of choice paralyzes us. Where do I start? What do I want to learn? How can I commit myself to actually achieving my goals? To answer these questions, we need a strategy...

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“Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules for Living” Expanded

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. Risk is involved in every great opportunity in life. It it isn’t risky, then everyone would be doing, thus making...

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Ayahuasca: A Story of Death, Rebirth and Love

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” – Schopenhauer The Ayahuasca experience was the most intense, spiritual, emotional, mind-blowing,...

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This Will Mindfuck You: Simultaneity Is Relative

When Einstein first published his special theory on relativity people were flabbergasted. It couldn't be right, they thought. How can the sequence of an event differ if you observe it from a different frame of reference? How is it possible that I see event A happening before event B, but someone else can see it the other way around?

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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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Educate Yourself Without School

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…...

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The Real Meaning Behind Your Dreams

I have encountered many conversations with people where they tell me about a dream they had, and shrug it off as if it were nothing. “It’s just a dream,” they’ll say. To which I immediately respond, “Oh no it’s not!!” Here’s why.Dreams are a very interesting feature of the human mind. Every dream you have ever had has the very same roots, causes, and components that, if you are aware, can be seen and traced back to your daily life...

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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...

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A Reason For Today

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...

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An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

Humans are empathetic by nature. We can ‘imagine’ how horrible/amazing it must be to be this person, or to go through that event. But often times our hubris and biases get in the way of...

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Heart Consciousness, Love and Enlightened Living

The bridge between science and spirituality begins with the heart. The heart is the regulator of our energetic state, working synergistically with the nervous system and the brain to bring coherence and positive emotion to life. It produces the strongest electromagnetic field in the body, one that extends all around us, allowing for energetic communication of this coherence with all of life. Thus, the heart breaks down internal and external environments and allows us access to the oneness of life...

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15 MIND-EXPANDING Mantras to Ignite Your Next Meditation

I began this article by scouring the internet for the most amazing meditation mantras. I found 3. So I turned to HEthens and Facebook friends to gather more and was blown away by the beautiful words...

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From Casino to Monastery: A Story of Finding Oneself

My name is Martijn and I’m a 22 year old student at the University of Amsterdam. I’m studying Beta Gamma which is an interdisciplinary study that combines physics, mathematics, philosophy,...

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The Quick & Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Website

This is a step-by-step guide to creating your own website. There is a lot of information to cover here but I’ll try to make it as simple and information-rich as possible. Before starting, you...

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How To Maintain That Post-Meditation Glow

It's happened to all of us.You start off your morning with the perfect meditation. Thirty minutes of mindfulness goes by in no time. You open your eyes feeling present, loving and at one with the cosmos. You are SO ready for today.Two hours later the magic has all but evaporated.Bad traffic, a rude encounter or a stressful assignment has thrown you off course. You're back to feeling anything but zen.What happened? More importantly, how can you get that feeling back and keep it there?This is the challenge with meditation: it's not a permanent solution. True meditation is much more than a 30 minute session twice daily -- it's a constant state of mind.How can you achieve that state of mind without spending all of your waking hours in Lotus?

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Cutting Out the Crap 1/3: Just Say No

There are a lot of things that we say yes to in life that we.. 1) Know inside that we SHOULD not do     OR     2) Know we do NOT want to do. These are two very distinct problems and I want to...