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Charles Eisenstein Perfectly Sums Up What America Needs to Do to Move Forward After The Election

"What I do know, though, is that the vast majority of ordinary people are not the cartoonish caricatures of human beings that political rhetoric has made them out to be."

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Mary Oliver’s Magnificent Short Guide to a Life of Wisdom

"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting."

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Friedrich Nietzsche’s Stunning Meditation on the Tragedy of Conformity

"... the law that every man is a unique miracle; they dare to show us man as he is, uniquely himself to every last movement of his muscles..." — Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844—1900

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Alan Watts’ Jaw-Dropping Explanation of Mankind’s Deepest Nature

If you love Alan as much as we do, you won't want to miss this extraordinary revelation of humanity's deepest nature.

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18 Rare Aldous Huxley Quotes to Upgrade Your Grey Matter

These uncommonly cited Aldous Huxley quotes will broaden your mind, melt into your soul, and stir the depths of your being.

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Sam Harris’ TED Talk on Artificial Intelligence Will Blow Your Mind and Broaden Your Worldview

"I'm going to describe how the gains we make in artificial intelligence could ultimately destroy us." — Sam Harris

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Existential Comic: We Must Imagine Sisyphus as Having a Hard Time Readjusting to Civilian Life

An introduction to Albert Camus, a hilarious comic, and a powerful critique of existentialism, all in one article.

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50 Sentences That Will Convince You to Become a Digital Nomad

Imagine a life of no bosses, no schedules, no alarm clocks, and no commutes, in which you’re free to work wherever and whenever you want.

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Why Politics and Religion Make Everyone Crazy and What You Can Do About It

Hint: The thing that makes people freak out about religion and politics is the same thing that made Nazi Germany possible.

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50 Sentences That Will Convince You to Change Your Life

Your culture has vastly restricted your sense of what is possible. It's time to transcend your self-imposed limits.

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The Ultimate Flowchart For Determining How You Can Help the World

Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’”

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12 Profound Vinay Gupta Quotes on Big Data, Elon Musk, Virtual Reality, and Saving the World

Vinay Gupta is one of those humans who make you wish there were about 10,000 more humans exactly like him. These quotes will expand your world.

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F*ck That: A Guided Meditation That Will Make You Laugh Your Ass Off

This has got to be the most wondrous, hilarious guided meditation on the Internet. Tell the external world to fuck off for a couple minutes and listen to this.

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How to be Ultra Spiritual: Hilarious Video Satirizes Shadow Tendencies of “Spiritual” People

This brilliant video uses humor to gently educate viewers about some common shadow tendencies of "spiritual" people.

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Vinay Gupta: The Man Who is Constantly Trying to Solve Humanity’s Largest Problems and Save All of Our Lives

Vinay Gupta is the smartest human you've never heard of. He's a technologist, inventor, futurist, systems theorist, and global resilience guru whose life's work focuses on how to ensure the long-term...

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The Nomad’s Fountain of Youth: Travel as a Means of Expanding Time

Time seems to accelerate as we get older. Luckily, there are ways to make it slow down and expand, at least subjectively.

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Why Humanity Must Become a Multi-Planetary Species

With various existential risks looming, humanity must either colonize space or risk extinction. It's time to become a multi-planetary species.

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Make Your Soul Grow: 84-Year-Old Kurt Vonnegut’s Wonderful Letter to a Group of High School Students

"Practice any art... not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming , to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow."

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Carl Sagan on How Humanity Would Transform if Advanced Extraterrestrials Contacted Earth

If mankind were contacted by an alien race, how would the world react? How would people change? In...

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4 Things I’ve Learned While Living in a Cabin on a Commune in Canada

26 days ago, I arrived at a cabin on a Canadian commune, where I will be living for a total of three months...

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12 Psychological Tactics Donald Trump Uses to Manipulate the Masses

Donald Trump went from a joke to the leading Republican presidential candidate. Here's how he did it.

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The Sacred Art of Vladimir Kush: 35 Visionary Paintings That Will Awaken Your Artistic Soul

Vladimir Kush has an uncanny ability to seduce us into seeing the world differently. Do your soul a favor and soak in these 35 masterworks.

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7 More Zen Stories That Might Just Give You a Glimpse of Enlightenment

Zen can help us discover greater equanimity and perceive the simple wonders of our day-to-day lives. Savor these 7 parables that point to a wiser way of life.

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How to Escape the Rat Race and Live a Radically Free Life

If you dream of a life of no bosses, no schedules, no alarm clocks, and no commutes, you need to read this.

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Hunter S. Thompson’s Monumental Letter on How to Find Meaning and Purpose in Life

In April of 1958, 22-year-old Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter containing words so potent and prophetic that they might alter the course of your life...

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‘Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen’: A Timeless 1958 Essay by Alan Watts

“In Buddhism there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat...

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Are You the God of Your Life? — You Will Go Mad Trying to Solve the Paradox of This Comic

You might want to grab some napkins, in the event that your eyes roll back into your skull and you start foaming at the mouth from an overdose of paradox.

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How to (Not) Give a Fuck Like a Zen Master

To liberate your mind, you must learn to give a fuck and not give a fuck at the same time.

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50 Life Secrets and Tips Pt. 3

Are you sure you're ready for this? Be warned: This potent collection of life secrets and wisdom is powerful enough to revolutionize your life and mind.

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Should We “Revere” the Universe? — An Exploration of Yūgen

Does it matter what words we use to describe our relationship to the cosmos? Arguably, yes, it matters a whole awful lot.

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This Time-Lapse Footage of Earth as Seen From Space Will Expand Your Consciousness

This time-lapse footage will rearrange your grey matter in seconds. The view of Earth from space is mesmerizing.

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Charles Eisenstein Perfectly Explains the Alienation of Modern Life

Charles Eisenstein nails it. Do not read if you aren't prepared to consider the dark truth of modern life.

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The Sniper: A Mind-Bending Comic on the Nature of Life, Death, War, & Morality

This artistic masterpiece of a comic will spark questions you'd never thought to consider.

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Is Regret Inevitable? — A Haunting Comic + Answers From Kierkegaard & Nietzsche

“The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you'll never have.” — Søren Kierkegaard

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18 Rare Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes to Make You Question Everything

You're unlikely to read these subversive sentiments anywhere else on the Internet.

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11 Takeaways From 8 Months of Unemployed Nomadism

The most significant lessons and ideas I (re-)discovered while bumming around the Earth for 8 months.

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Alan Watts’ 3-Part Advice to Married Couples (And to All Who Look For Love)

In his dazzling autobiography, In My Own Way, Alan Watts manages not only to unfurl the captivating...

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Culture is Not Your Friend: Terence McKenna’s Radical Perspective

"What civilization is is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other's shoulders and kicking each other's teeth in."

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The HighExistence Store is ALIVE, & We Made Some Beautiful, Badass Posters For You! :)

Please allow us to tell you a little backstory. The Blog Post That Sparked a Movement 50 Life...

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30 Quotes of Genius to Reupholster Your Perspective

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ― Rudyard Kipling

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The Tao Te Ching & Taoism: A Chill Book, a Chill Philosophy

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophical masterpiece written by Lao Tzu. In this post you'll learn how to use his teachings to life a wise, meaningful life.

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Dominator vs. Partnership Cultures: A Profound Re-Telling of Human History

In this essay you'll learn the troubling history of society's evolving culture — how we ditched our empathetic "partnership" system for one founded on domination, and what hope there is looking...

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8 Books on Zen and Taoism to Liberate Your Mind and Heart

These eight books can help you to liberate yourself from day-to-day drama and the ebb and flow of mental states.

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The Poet Rilke’s Uncommon Wisdom on Love & Relationships

An inquiry into the meaning of love that combines a personal story with a poet's timeless wisdom.

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Cosmic Orgasm: An Enlightening Story of the Great Mystery of Existence

The reality in which you exist is an oceanic living mystery. Where are we? Who are we?

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We Are Verbs: Human Existence as Perpetual Becoming

Question: are you the same person going to bed as you are waking up? Are you the same person now as you were when you were 5-years-old? In this post we explore this difficult question.

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5 Major Philosophers’ Dizzying Ideas Translated into Matrix Morpheus Memes

What would happen if some of history's most famous philosophers were alive today and tried to condense their ideas into Internet memes?

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6 Destructive Ideas Commonly Perpetuated in Western Culture

Since the day you emerged into this bizarre, sparkling universe, you’ve been conditioned to...

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Install a Swing in Your Living Room to Make Life Significantly More Awesome

It's one of those things that 99.9999% of people never realized would imbue their living space with an all-permeating aura of playfulness and awesomeness.

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Altruism 2.0: How to Do 1,000 Times More Good by Donating Effectively

Effective Altruism is a movement that is radically re-imagining what it means to be an altruist.

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7 Zen Stories That Might Just Give You a Glimpse of Enlightenment

Whether you're new to Zen or a devotee, these stories will be funny, interesting, and instructive.

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Everyone Should Read This Profound Life Advice From A Person With Terminal Cancer

In the face of death, this man is seeing things clearly and wants to tell you what he thinks life is about.

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Kill Anxiety & Radically Improve Your Life With Conscious Breathing

We all must breathe in order to live, but not many of us know how to really BREATHE. This article will show you how to kill anxiety just by breathing a certain way.

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7 Comical & Subversive Religions You’ve Never Heard Of

“I would only believe in a god who could dance.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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‘The Ungrateful Son’: A Poignant Folk Tale Warning Against Callousness & Greed

'The Ungrateful Son' is a beautiful old European folk tale that will penetrate to your core and reside there forever.

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Artgasm: Why You Ought to Make Some Art

What is art for? In the post we cover the 10 most important reasons art exists and why you ought to start making it.

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4 Toltec Life Secrets to Expand Your Consciousness

In his book The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz outlines four simple principles, or...

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Friedrich Nietzsche’s Guide to Conquering Your Existence

In Nietzsche’s most popular book, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, he described what would become one...

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