Jon Brooks's Articles | High Existence

Navy SEAL Commander Jocko Willink Explains Why He Rejects Suicide

"It seems like the storm is everything. But the storm is not everything. And it won’t last forever."

Jon Brooks

18 Disturbing Drawings of Mental Illnesses and Disorders

An artist brings to life 18 mental illnesses and disorders with amazing artwork.

Jon Brooks

How to Practice Mindfulness to Gain Enlightenment: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide

"Be mindful" is such a cliché in spiritual circles, but what does it really mean?

Jon Brooks

François de La Rochefoucauld’s Short Essay on the Tyranny of Self-Love

One of the greatest philosophy writers of all time shares his pessimistic views on the nature of the human ego.

Jon Brooks

50 Aphorisms from Alain de Botton That Reveal Harsh Truths About Human Nature

Philosopher Alain De Botton reveals 50 hard-hitting maxims for living the considered life.

Jon Brooks

Alone in Thailand: How I Built a Meaningful Life From Scratch in 8 Days on a New Continent

"I truly entertained the thought that I would die here. I felt isolated, cut off, as if I were oceans away from everything I knew and loved — and I was."

Jon Brooks

30 Days of Challenges to Transform You From n00b to Demi-God

We devised 30 completely unconventional one-day challenges to level up your existence. Complete even a few of these idiosyncratic tests to take your self-knowledge to the next echelon.

Jon Brooks