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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,...

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5 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Bedroom and Better Your Sleep

You will spend one-third of your life in your bedroom. Think about it. One third of your total life spent in one room. You will rest, relax and regenerate here. You will sleep, dream, hug and have...

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It’s Time To Wake Up

Apathy. It astounds me. It’s everywhere, in every mind and every soul. Never have I felt more concerned for the future of humanity. Now, I know I haven’t lived long enough to make such...

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25 Reasons Why You MUST Go To Burning Man Once In Your Life

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....

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5 Most Common Regrets of the Dying

It is very rare for HE to repost content from other websites, but this one cannot afford to be missed for originality's sake. Bronnie Ware spent her life working with elderly people who were close to death. In this thought-provoking piece, she pieces together the most common regrets of the hundreds of people she stayed with until the end. The implications of these insights are incredibly vast and sobering...

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How Porn Is Re-Wiring Your Brain: How Short Term Pleasure Might Cause Long Term Damage

  What happens when you drop a male rat into a cage with a receptive female rat? First, you see a frenzy of copulation. Then, progressively, the male tires of that particular female. Even if she...

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6 Magnificent Meditation Illustrations To Improve Your Practice

Meditation is reminding ourselves of what we already know. Our innermost Buddha nature, our loving goodness, can easily be forgotten. Here are 6 Magnificent Meditation Illustrations To Improve Your...

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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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How To Install a Power-Up Button On Your Body

For the last few months I have been habitually drawing a thin circle on the top of my left hand. The idea was that every time I noticed this circle, I would be reminded/compelled to return to a present, zen state. This worked so well that I decided to have it tattooed on a few nights ago.I've since discovered the immense potential (and fun) of attributing specific 'powers' to parts of your body or objects. Read on to understand what I'm talking about!

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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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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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TEDs Controversy – 3 Threatening Talks They Tried to Censor

Nobody can ignore TED, a powerhouse of fast, mind-blowing and paradigm breaking talks that last around 20 minutes. Experts in diverse fields such as anthropology, entrepreneurship, cosmology or brain...

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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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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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Finding Your Bliss: A Quick Strategy

A major source of discontent in many people’s lives not knowing what they truly want. Yes, that mansion, beautiful spouse and two kids sound great, but that’s not what I’m talking...

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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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Other Safe and Fun “Drugs”

There is a massive stigma associated with “drugs,” making the majority of the population think that every drug from salvia to heroin is unhealthy and addicting. With a little bit of...

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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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Law of Attraction – Take Control of Your Life

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...