The main reason I wanted to dabble in the world of Ayahuasca was to answer the many questions I have on my constant pursuit of truth. What is the purpose of life? What is our purpose as part of humanity? How do we live happily and peacefully? What is consciousness? What is truth? They were […]
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 […]
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…
Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom. However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. What are all of those thoughts, suppositions and theories actually good for? How can an understanding of philosophy ultimately help you lead a better life? Today I want to examine with you four philosophical ideas that […]
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 […]
A wise man once said, “Meditation is f*cking hard.” Just like exercising, meditation is meant to push your limits and inevitably involves discomfort. Your body will ache. Your thoughts will stray. You will try to rationalize that 5 minutes is good enough. You will wake up late and just want to skip to the ‘important […]
We all get out of the groove every once in a while. Long days at work, fights with friends and other sources of frustration can leave one feeling very lacking in gusto for life. And there is one thing every personal development expert knows: a positive attitude is vital for happiness and success. So how […]
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 […]
My friend said something pretty interesting to me the other day. She said that amongst all our friends, I am the one who seemed to pretty much have my “shit” together. She pointed out that I have strong convictions, a job that doesn’t make me want to find out what a gun barrel tastes like […]
Today, I invite you to partake in a Personal Detox Day and take back control of your life. I’ve been putting this into practice for about a year now and I have found it to lead to many short-term and long-term benefits including but not limited to: MUCH less anxiety, more discipline, will power, and determination, a higher vibrational energy, and general happiness and bliss!
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 […]
In Nietzsche’s most popular book, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he described what would become one of his most memorable theories — that of the Übermensch. In English versions of the work of Nietzsche, “Übermensch” is translated as “Superman” or “Overman”. The term “Superman” has adopted many connotations as a result of the comic book hero in popular culture, so […]
Warning: This article will sound like complete bullshit to the conservative mind. If you can go into the reading with an open mind and are willing to try the methods described with the intention of attracting good things to your life, please proceed. However, if you are already swaying towards skepticism, please save this article […]
Place yourself in a completely empty space, pitch black; no indication of walls, ceilings, or floors. Suddenly, a mass appears before you, somewhat cloudy, and vibrating to a resonance you can’t explain with words. You would never guess, but it’s a water molecule. Soon, another appears – they collide and seem to lock in orientation. […]
3 months ago we set out to gather the best articles we’ve ever written and transform them into an audiobook. We compiled a huge stash of inspiring, thought-provoking, ego-breaking, magical content and re-created them with the mesmerizing voice of Simon from SpokenMatter.com. The result is a whopping 5-hours of audio content that transforms the way […]
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 it ordinary and not “great.” Separate yourself from the crowd as one who not only can take risks, but enjoys doing so. […]
A few months ago, a friend shared their favorite mantra on Facebook and I immediately took it on as my own. The phrase was ‘I am letting go of all resistance’ (FYI those aren’t the 7 words). Resistance being any fear-based emotion, eg. worry, jealousy, hate and fear itself. This worked extremely well for me for a while. Anytime one of those feelings came up, I would step aside for a minute or two, repeat the calming words and visualize a dark slime of negativity seeping out of my body until I was back into a present, conscious and smiley state.
Then I discovered 7 other words that are doubly as awesome…
In his book ‘The Highest Goal: The Secret That Sustains You in Every Moment’, author Michael Ray introduces the concept of something he calls ‘live-withs’ — short statements that can be used to challenge certain aspects of yourself.
Live-with’s are different from mantras in that you only use one at a time (unless you really like a challenge!) and you’re not repeating them to yourself over and over. Instead, you’re simply bringing the statement to mind as often as you can, and living it out to the best of your ability.
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 […]
Burning Man is the biggest and most bizarre party in the world, comprised of 60,000 people camping in the desert of Nevada for a week. It’s utter insanity that will rock your world forever. photo by Duncan Rawlinson Here are 25 reasons why you won’t be able to stop yourself from going after reading this […]