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."

Jordan Bates

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

Jordan Bates

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.

Jordan Bates

On Becoming a Sunrise Sensei: How To Rock Your Day By Waking Up Early

Rising early in the morning is immensely powerful. This essay explores the benefits of being a "sunrise sensei" and teaches you how to wake up early.

Ben

11 Profound Quotes on the Human Condition to Kindle the Fires of Your Consciousness

Set your mind ablaze with 11 of the most jaw-dropping, perspective-broadening quotes on the human condition I've ever come across.

Jordan Bates

Ayahuasca — The Fashionable Path of Awakening?

What drives you to take ayahuasca? Are we acting from our core or simply being blown around by the cultural zeitgeist? When should we take ayahuasca?

Félix de Rosen

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.

Jordan Bates

Sam Harris’ TED Talk on Artificial Intelligence Will Show You Why We Might Be Building Our Own Exterminator

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

Jordan Bates

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.

Jordan Bates

The Secret to Happiness That No One Wants to Admit

I spent my entire adult life searching for the secret to happiness. When I finally found it, I couldn't believe that it's not common knowledge.

The Unknown

Stanley Kubrick’s Unbelievable Answer to the Question, “Is Life Worth Living?”

Playboy asked Stanley Kubrick, "Is life worth living?" What followed was unforgettable.

Jordan Bates