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  • 2017-09-28 @ 03:39:36

    Hey Jon, I just read this after a long absence of HE and logged in for the first time in a while just to share I love your story :) big hug bro, hope we see each other soon again <3

    How I Hacked “The Hero’s Journey” and Transcended Ordinary Life

  • 2017-05-02 @ 18:06:15

    Zoo moest na een hele lange tijd weer inloggen om hier een comment te plaatsen :) Mooi verhaal broeder, goed geschreven, zie echt progressie (heb al heel lang niets van je gelezen). Heerlijk :) <3

    60 Hours of Meditation in 5 Days: How The Whole World Became The Black Mirror of My Ego

  • 2016-05-28 @ 13:25:07

    Interesting books! Will order them!

    7 Mental Life Hacks That Will Give You the Edge in Social Situations

  • 2016-05-28 @ 13:18:29

    Thanks for sharing! Haven’t seen almost any of those! Bookmarked!

    25 Documentaries Everybody Should Watch Pt. 2

  • 2016-04-05 @ 08:28:45

    Very accurate Joletta, thanks for this blog post

    The Dis-Ease of Busyness: Why We Desperately Need to Slow Down in a Non-Stop World

  • 2016-02-27 @ 05:47:14

    The ideas in this post are great for sure, however, the ideas are limited to a certain number of people and not applicable to anyone. I have been reading these type of blog posts for years now, bloggers proudly writing about their care free, online streams of income. Yes, those people who have written these blog posts at the right time, attracted the right visitors at the right time, have definitely made something good for themselves.

    But, like anywhere, not anyone can get this.

    First of all, in regards of your first point, easy to say when you live in a country where there are countless unused square kilometres. If you live in a country like me though, there is no space for this. And no, moving to the USA is not an option, how will I get a green card for example. The theory is nice of course.

    In regards of your second point, this, again, is limited to a small group of people. A group of people who have certain skills to perform online work. Can anyone do it? No it is a matter of supply and demand. If everyone starts doing online work, the demand will decrease significantly and there won’t be any income to be made anymore from this.

    No offence to the author of this post, but I have seen so many blog posts like these in recent years, none of them adding any significant and unique way of thinking. This market is becoming segregated too and of course if you are creative there are always ways to find something. But it is unfair to say that anyone can live this type of life. Not anyone can run a multil million/billion dollar company either. It is only possible for a select group of people…

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

  • 2015-12-27 @ 01:03:39

    Amazing guys! Way to move forward!

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

  • 2015-12-27 @ 01:03:13

    This is a great post!

    50 Life Secrets and Tips Pt. 3

  • 2015-10-27 @ 03:56:21

    That is a really interesting analysis! Some introspection material for Jordan for sure!

    Creative Destruction: A Farewell Letter to Jordan Lejuwaan (And A Message to All HEthens Regarding the Future of HighExistence)

  • 2015-10-20 @ 03:19:06

    Thanks guys for making this beautiful community to what it is today! The 30 days no porn + the 30 days cold showers were my loss of virginity at HE! I will always look back with great memories to the days the discussion forums were flooded with mind boggling conundrums.

    The blog posts have also always been a fresh breath of air during dark and cloudy days. Not only on an intellectual level but also the best movies to watch or best books to read. A great variety of interesting, fun and most of all awesome readings!

    Good luck with your new adventures Jordan, I am sure you will reach the milestones you have in mind, I will definitely follow Futurism too!

    Also good luck to you Martijn, Jordan and Jon! Cannot wait to see your creative ideas flourish into existence!

    Creative Destruction: A Farewell Letter to Jordan Lejuwaan (And A Message to All HEthens Regarding the Future of HighExistence)

  • 2015-10-09 @ 02:39:24

    Hey Jon, thanks for that! To be honest I haven’t read a new book in a while, I believe one of the last ones I have read which I recommend is called The Elephant and the Dragon: the Economic Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us. Very interesting book, stumbled upon whilst browsing a book store in Nepal 2 years ago (yes exactly, 2 years, it’s a shame, need to get myself a new book). From those book mentioned in this article, I haven’t read any one of them

    10 Books That Will Change How You Think Forever

  • 2015-10-02 @ 02:36:09

    Interesting Jon, which of those have you personally read and would you personally recommend? And why?

    10 Books That Will Change How You Think Forever

  • 2015-09-21 @ 12:14:28

    Beautiful TED talk!

    BJ Miller: What really matters at the end of life

  • 2015-09-16 @ 02:33:01

    Nice read, thanks for opening up! The maternal cocoon is inextricably connected with what we call the Oedipus complex in Psychology (or Electra in case of the daughter – father relationship). Yes it can often be transferred to substances and addictions, however, in a lot of cases the maternal cocoon is present more literally, where the bond between the mother and son holds the son for further development and growth. I speak from personal experience. One thing one needs to break through (or break out) is the relationship(s) one develops with (a) female partner(s). There is a reason why mother and daughter in laws often (always?) clash with each other. They fight for the same man. The mother who wants to keep their son and the wife who wants to keep her man. If the son does not break free from the mother’s emotional bond (this is very broad), the relationship with the wife is doomed to fail. One has to make a choice: “Do I want to grow up and become an adult or do I want to stay my mother’s child?”

    Just my 2 cents to a great personal story! Cheers Niko! Looking forward to part 2

    How I Embarked On A Slippery Hero’s Journey By Following My Bliss(ters)

  • 2015-07-31 @ 09:13:38

    Of course if it is a joke my comment does not apply. I did not know it was supposed to be a humorous blog post, if it was, I am taking my words back :)

    How To Recognize Your Inner Idiot

  • 2015-07-31 @ 02:23:43

    What we see in others is usually a reflection of a part of ourselves, one way or the other. A vent like that only shows the author has some serious issues with himself

    How To Recognize Your Inner Idiot

  • 2015-07-30 @ 02:32:00

    Seems like you got some issues mate, contact me for a personal, entirely free therapeutic session. Maybe I can help you work with your unresolved and stuck anger issues.

    How To Recognize Your Inner Idiot

  • 2015-07-15 @ 01:19:44

    I like this, more and more have I been coming to this conclusion too. There are limits of course, and certain guidelines should be followed. You cannot just eat whatever you want without imposing risks of health problems on yourself. It is not that simple unfortunately.

    You Don’t Need Another Workshop, Guru, or Buddha Quote

  • 2015-06-05 @ 00:52:40

    For sure :) no worries :)

    This Comic Will Change The Way You Look At Privilege Forever

  • 2015-06-04 @ 00:49:04

    Hey Jon, I posted this a few days ago: http://www.highexistence.com/links/view/this-comic-will-forever-change-the-way-you-look-at-privilege/

    This Comic Will Change The Way You Look At Privilege Forever

  • 2015-05-30 @ 13:34:47

    Very interesting!

    Alien Abduction and DMT Experiences

  • 2015-05-30 @ 13:33:16

    20* Everyone is broken one way or the other mate

    20 Things I Should Have Known at 20

  • 2015-05-28 @ 01:25:10

    :)

    Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)

  • 2015-05-05 @ 13:53:32

    Thanks for this Julien, it’s totally in line with the path I have been walking since a few years

    The Complete Guide to Not Giving a [email protected]!<

  • 2015-05-01 @ 01:22:58

    Bossman :)

    The Iceman| Up Close with Wim Hof

  • 2015-05-01 @ 01:22:28

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

    The Cure for Brain Diseases Is in Your Gut

  • 2015-04-30 @ 01:46:38

    True. Key to all this is to keep persisting in the new habits and new habits you are taking. However, it is not so easy to ‘fight’ or transform obsessive, persistent thoughts. This need lots of work, months, years.

    Why You Should Leave Your Comfort Zone to Search For Anxiety

  • 2015-04-25 @ 03:25:59

    Let’s hope not!

    Money is God

  • 2015-04-22 @ 13:45:08

    Awesome! Thanks :)

    I watch therefore I am: 7 movies that teach life lessons

  • 2015-04-21 @ 05:35:32

    Awesome! Love this, why not make it work for all of us whilst we benefit the planet too? The video doesn’t work here (google chrome). When I click on play nothing happens

    Honor Our Home on Earth Day – 22 April – Watch ‘Inhabit’

  • 2015-04-16 @ 09:46:49

    I love this video and I love Derren Brown! Amazing manipulator, awesome!

    Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery

  • 2015-04-14 @ 01:43:47

    Nice read!

    6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

  • 2015-04-12 @ 16:23:41

    It seems you have misunderstood the irony of this article.

    Nice job Jon, I like your approach in this article! Straight to the point, no denial in all of these things (unfortunately).

    30 Reasons Why Russell Brand is Wrong and We Don’t Need No Revolution

  • 2015-04-08 @ 00:54:59

    Such a hero! I love this man, he was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s idol and the reason why Arnold Schwarzenneger became who he is

    Learning From Superhumans: The Incredible Fitness and Success of Jack LaLanne

  • 2015-04-06 @ 01:35:24

    wow! Amazing! Great article, thanks for sharing your story with us Geoff!

    Fragile Life: Why You Need to Forgive to Experience a Free Mind

  • 2015-04-04 @ 05:58:41

    How do you spend your weekends? Do you keep a schedule or do you just go with the flow?

    How Successful People Spend Their Weekends

  • 2015-03-30 @ 00:36:44

    Great stuff mate!

    10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

  • 2015-03-29 @ 04:32:09

    Love this article!

    17 Scientifically Proven Superhuman Benefits of Exercise

  • 2015-03-29 @ 03:59:24

    Amazing effects of Ayahuasca on inmates. I wish prison rehabilitation programs would actually be focused on making the prisoner a better person rather than locking them away, rotting in their own cells.

    A Hallucinogenic Tea Time for Some Brazilian Prisoners

  • 2015-03-29 @ 03:52:52

    A great visual sketch of what anxiety means. How does this reflect with you? Are you anxious about situations which seem to be so ‘normal’ for other people? I am definitely very familiar with this

    Anxiety vs. The Weather

  • 2015-03-27 @ 03:54:10

    Hahah some great ones! So true! Love it!

    25 Made-Up Words That You Will Actually Use

  • 2015-03-27 @ 02:04:52

    It is about all those fake stimuli you constantly get when watching porn. In your own fantasy, you know that all is just a fantasy, however in porn, at some point you start believing that everything you see is true.
    It’s true that men have immensely large penises
    It’s true that all men look like bodybuilders
    It’s true that men can keep their erection at all time
    It’s true that men can last for hours
    It’s true that all women have big boobs and perfect asses
    It’s true that all women scream at all times during sex
    etc.
    This is what you start to believe whilst watching too much porn, simply because your mind gets re-wired, whether you like it or not.

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

  • 2015-03-26 @ 02:30:06

    An equal world does not necessarily mean a just world

    Equality doesn’t mean Justice

  • 2015-03-25 @ 08:31:13

    Not in my knowledge. If you masturbate without porn you use your own imagination, I don’t think there is any harm in that.

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

  • 2015-03-25 @ 06:10:00

    Agreed. Also, it does not just magically happen, one has to put in hard work and effort. It needs dedication, patience and persistence

    Stop Bullshitting Yourself If You Want To Wake Up (From The True Matrix)

  • 2015-03-23 @ 01:50:44

    Nice read and yes accountability is definitely very important. However, since it is a personal journey, everyone will find that they have another trigger. What works for one person, will not necessarily work for another one. We need to also bear in mind you need to be ready for certain insights and that what can work for you at this very moment, may not have worked 1 year ago.

    Nevertheless, thanks for sharing your story, happy you found your way. Keep it up!

    Stop Bullshitting Yourself If You Want To Wake Up (From The True Matrix)

  • 2015-03-21 @ 16:26:26

    I got your point, but my initial thoughts with those body signs were that he is just feeling extremely uncomfortable and doesn’t know what position to take on. Doesn’t seem like any kind of act to me, just extreme discomfort, which I can totally understand

    Matt Diaz Losing Weight Skin Excess Speech

  • 2015-03-21 @ 03:46:42

    Nothing but respect for this guy, coming out about his struggles and being so upfront about it! Not only dedication in what he’s done, but also incredible courage to post this online! Big up bro!

    Matt Diaz Losing Weight Skin Excess Speech

  • 2015-03-18 @ 09:00:24

    Learn from your failures, don’t get discouraged. Life is a one big lesson!

    5 Reasons You Should Never Give Up

  • 2015-03-17 @ 03:16:44

    In my article about how porn is re-wiring your brain (http://www.highexistence.com/how-porn-rewires-the-brain-is-porn-bad-for-you/) I have talked about the potentially negative effects of porn in the development of adolescents and their sexuality. This article sketches why it is so important to be properly sexually educated in school. What do you think?

    Porn belongs in the classroom, says Danish professor

  • 2015-03-15 @ 03:48:01

    I consider these types of personalities to be the most dangerous and destructive for human relationships. I find it better to have somebody who speaks his mind, even though the truth they are saying is painful, rather than somebody who has the same intention but reflects it in a passive way. Do you have anyone in your environment with whom the article resonates?

    10 Things Passive Aggressive People Say

  • 2015-03-12 @ 02:27:43

    All about perspective and what your point of reference is. It is good to contemplate our uniqueness and differences as individuals, which make us all special

    Everyone Is a Genius

  • 2015-03-12 @ 02:19:41

    Hahahah, this comment made me cracking mate. Thanks for all the sarcasm on the early morning. Have a great day!

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

  • 2015-03-11 @ 13:23:25

    I appreciate your critical view of the article, but bear in mind that I have not conducted any scientific study myself and that was not my intention either. The research field is not where my ambitions lie.

    I have read a lot of testimonials, both on our own forum as well as other sources. Also, I am not sure if you read this part

    “”While the numbers vary, a 2007 study of the American Journal of Medicine showed that this affects more than 18 million men in the United States over the age of 20.””

    But the American Journal of Medicine is considered to be a reliable source in the research field.

    I am wondering what your point is and your arguments against my article. I have gotten tons of messages from people getting positive results in trying this out. Do you believe there is any harm in the things I have written about?

    And you misunderstood the testosterone part. The ejaculation of a male causes testosterone loss, not the sex itself. There are various techniques (e.g. tantra) where the male subject learns to get sexual ecstasy without ejaculating.

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

  • 2015-03-11 @ 11:11:18

    I definitely believe that Psychedelics and meditation can be complimentary, especially in the way where meditation is a preparation for a psychedelic experience. A meditative type of mindstate, not necessarily sitting in lotus with ones eyes closed (which is the most known way), but a certain degree of preparation (mentally) for a psychedelic experience has definitely made my experiences more conducive. Ayahuasca being the best experience, where fasting was also part of the process. I believe psychedelics should not be used for recreational purposes (only) anyway.

    How Meditation And Psychedelics Can Go Hand In Hand

  • 2015-03-11 @ 04:05:37

    Hi Alex,
    Because the Ego is inherently part of the human being. ‘Ego Death’ are populistic terms used by new age hippies who think they have mastered and understood the eastern philosophies and cultures which have been developing for thousands of years to the point where they are now. Westerners going on week or month long retreats coming back, meditating an hour a day thinking they have experienced nirvana and Ego Death, whilst they have absolutely no clue what it really means.

    A state of Non Ego or Ego Death is only temporary and it basically means that you are not living the life of a human being. Lots of people are searching for something to fill in the gap and void created by the desperation and depression of western culture. Been there, done that, still doing that and following the path of personal growth and happiness. However, what I have been discovered through all these experiences is that the best way to search for the answers is to search close to home. If you cannot find the answers in the city you have been born and grown up, you won’t find it thousands of kilometers from home either.

    The reason I said Ego Death is populistic propaganda is because 99.99999% of the people using this term, have not experienced this, not even come close to it. There are monks meditating day in day out, 10 hours a day, who do not even achieve a state of Ego Death. And then a Westerner who has been on a 10 day retreat in India comes back to the western world preaching that they have achieved Ego Death? Pure ignorance and arrogance in my opinion.

    I like Eckhart Tolle and his method of teaching, it has been a very good introduction for me to the spiritual path of personal growth. I don’t know him as a person and I don’t know whether or not his stories are based on science fiction or real personal experiences. Frankly I don’t care as it has been conducive for my own practice and it has taught me a lot.

    Sorry, don’t have more time to get into more details at the moment, hope it makes a little bit more sense now

    5 Ego Destroying Concepts That Prove There is No “You” After All

  • 2015-03-11 @ 02:53:23

    Interesting points of view. I definitely do believe that all these will become possible at some point OR (most probably) are already possible in other dimensions/universes/whatever you’d like to call it

    6 Mind-Boggling Things I Learned About the Future by Reading 100 Science Fiction Books

  • 2015-03-11 @ 01:38:54

    I’d love to hear about how it went :) These kind of comments make my day, thanks mate! Good luck and have fun :)

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

  • 2015-03-10 @ 05:27:00

    Apoptosis does not only occur when there is a pathological condition present. When the cell reaches the end of its life, apoptosis occurs as well. The lifespan of a neuron may be a lot longer than other cells, but it is finite too. The process is not exactly the same, I agree with you on that, as it’s not a ‘literal’ replacement but rather addition and subtraction of cells.

    5 Ego Destroying Concepts That Prove There is No “You” After All

  • 2015-03-10 @ 04:39:43

    Awesome mate :)

    How Mindfulness Cultivates Courage

  • 2015-03-10 @ 04:39:07

    A very important addition

    8) Do not fall to the trap that when new habits seem to have become a habit, the old habits have died. NO, on those moments you need to be most vigilant and awake. The moment you think you have mastered a new habit is the moment you need the pay most attention.

    7 Scientific Lifehacks for Building New Habits and Making Them Stick (Forever)

  • 2015-03-10 @ 04:37:43

    As I said, that is a myth (that neurons cannot be replaced). It is a concept based on theories and experiments from a few decades ago. Newest technology and research has shown that neurons do get replaced throughout our entire lives, see for example this article: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/brain_basics/ninds_neuron.htm

    5 Ego Destroying Concepts That Prove There is No “You” After All

  • 2015-03-10 @ 02:48:10

    Point 1) Throughout our lives all our cells are replaced, yes also the neurons in our brain The plasticity of our brains is very high and it is a myth that the brain remains the same throughout our whole life.

    2) It doesn’t matter who the ‘real’ you was 10 years ago, as time is only a man made concept. 10 Years ago doesn’t exist, you are living now and that is the only thing that counts. YOU are NOW.

    3) Yes the rubber hand is an interesting illusion used by Psychologists to treat phantom pains

    4) Yes, those are interesting studies, though I do not really see the connection with this article

    5) Everything makes you you. Your memories, your body, your consciousness, your mind, your experiences, your thoughts. It is a combination of all parts.

    I am little bit worried by these Buddhistic concepts polluting the West with concepts like ‘Ego Death’ or ‘No You’ bla bla bla. All populistic propaganda from the new age movement and 99.9999% of the people preaching these concepts have no idea what they are talking about and just following the other sheep who introduced this concept.
    Yes, it may work for Buddhist monks who live in a culture and environment where this kind of attitude is conducive, but it doesn’t work for most of us in the western societies.
    Anyway, this is a long discussion and I don’t have time to get into all details right now

    5 Ego Destroying Concepts That Prove There is No “You” After All

  • 2015-03-09 @ 12:02:54

    Actually never took it seriously enough to invest time in it. I noticed when I was trying to read faster that I was forgetting things easier though. Sometimes with articles I ‘skim’ them by reading e.g. the first and last sentence of a paragraph. In that way I can get the most important information out of it. However, I do notice that knowing more details creates a better understanding of the text I am reading

    The No Bullshit Guide to Speed Reading: 1 Technique That Actually Works

  • 2015-03-09 @ 02:44:02

    Interesting Jon! I like it, no bullshit, no nonsense with super human speed reading techniques, just fair and square!

    The No Bullshit Guide to Speed Reading: 1 Technique That Actually Works

  • 2015-03-09 @ 02:39:14

    “NOW!” Very mindful indeed ha. Great illustration!

    We all want mindfulness!

  • 2015-03-07 @ 04:11:41

    It’s all about perspective, the culture and country you are raised in, the norms and values you have been taught etc. Who am I to judge you?

    All About Perspective

  • 2015-03-05 @ 07:17:50

    Do you have regrets? Are you aware if and when you are using ‘if only’ or similar words? Are you living in your past?

    The 2 Words You Have to Stop Using

  • 2015-03-05 @ 04:45:03

    Actually that’s what I am wondering too. @martijn has tried different sleep cycles, maybe he can share his experiences?

    How to Get Better Sleep: The Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Sleep Deprivation

  • 2015-03-04 @ 02:52:41

    Interesting, seems to be a lot of research on this subject lately. What I have noticed is that the amount of sleep I need depends on so many factors. Most important probably my mind state. The happier I am, the more I want to live the day, the less sleep I seem to need. The more depressed I am, the more sleep I need.

    This is just one of the many factors which seem to influence. I do like to have my regular sleeping pattern though, same hours waking up, same hours going to sleep.

    What I also wonder, how come people like Richard Branson or Steve Jobs (among other billionaires) function so well with so little sleep?

    How to Get Better Sleep: The Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Sleep Deprivation

  • 2015-03-03 @ 04:57:23

    Nowadays we quickly make the conclusion that it must have been aliens who built that, simply because we don’t understand it.

    Ancient Civilisations and Aliens

  • 2015-03-01 @ 03:10:04

    Our personal space varies according to the relationship we have with a person. Intimate relationships allow a smaller personal space for example. Moreover it is cultural dependent, but there seem to be similarities across cultures.

    Why We Hate It When People Invade Our Space

  • 2015-03-01 @ 02:20:26

    Love it! Thanks for sharing

    10 Reasons You Really Ought to Make Some F**king Art

  • 2015-02-28 @ 03:41:03

    Thanks for sharing!

    Redditor posts his life lessons before he dies from cancer

  • 2015-02-27 @ 10:33:47

    Nice read James, very timely. I believe one should ask a few questions when reading news, articles etc.

    1) What is the source?
    2) What is the intention of the writer?
    3) How does this information relate to other news sources?
    4) How do I really feel about this?

    These are just a few examples towards critical thinking and reasoning.

    With internet 2.0 a lot of advantages as well as new dangers have arisen. On the one hand we are free to objectively search for the information we are looking for. On the other hand we are steered and manipulated into which information we will get to see. The danger of this globalisation trend is the fact that we lose touch of our direct real life communities and it is really hard to validate whether or not the information we acquire is reliable and trustworthy. Back in the days, our parents, grandparents, family, neighbours etc., would be giving us some common sense. Now children acquire common sense by reading about information that has already been manipulated.

    If only we would be thinking more critically, follow our guts and not believe what ever we are presented. Unfortunately most of us prefer to stay dumb, INSIDE the matrix and under control, rather than taking the effort (= challenging and exhausting) of finding our own truth.

    Stop Overdosing on Celebrity Gossip, The News, and Low Quality Information

  • 2015-02-27 @ 01:56:23

    Check out this guy’s story if you’re looking for inspiration on travelling without anything and making something real exciting out of it: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/style/jerome-jarre-the-making-of-a-vine-celebrity.html?_r=0

    I’m 32, and Last Week I Retired – Chapter I : Musings on Money, Monotony and Madness

  • 2015-02-26 @ 08:56:29

    I agree with the general line of what you’re saying. Our external circumstances definitely influence our growth and some are blessed with more beneficial environments than others. At a certain point, with a certain amount of knowledge, this should not be of influence anymore. I can experience total freedom whilst being locked up in jail for example. As long as I am at peace with who I am.

    I’m 32, and Last Week I Retired – Chapter I : Musings on Money, Monotony and Madness

  • 2015-02-26 @ 02:15:32

    How are you going to fit in an Enfield in your backpack? Haa, this got me cracking mate!

    Anyway, cool story, wishing you all the best in your journey of personal enlightenment. I have been facing similar problems like you and I believe it is a life long search and we will never stop learning until the moment we breath out our last breath.

    I wish you a lot of fun in your travelling, though I do not expect you’ll find your answers through that. If you cannot be happy in the city you’ve been born, you won’t be happy anywhere else. Happiness does not depend on external circumstances. You sketch it as if all the materialistic stuff you had was the cause of your unhappiness. I disagree. Freedom comes from within. You just did not know a way to deal with what you had.
    Yes, external circumstances can definitely enhance or attenuate the path you are on, but they should not control how you stand in life.

    I’m 32, and Last Week I Retired – Chapter I : Musings on Money, Monotony and Madness

  • 2015-02-25 @ 11:25:44

    Even after having finished University I still do not always apply these simple but necessary rules. Do you?

    Critical Thinking

  • 2015-02-25 @ 10:38:40

    Cheers! Glad to read it has helped you improve in your life :)

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

  • 2015-02-25 @ 07:49:40

    Have you ever experienced unconditional love? Do you think it is possible to love unconditionally?

    Real Love

  • 2015-02-24 @ 01:34:27

    This can be applied to so many other fields as well. Money rules the world and as long as the ‘people in power’ are corrupted by its value, we will have to suffer

    War on Drugs

  • 2015-02-23 @ 08:39:03

    Hmm yes I get your point, though educated for me does not necessarily mean some sort of grade of mental training. Educated in this statement means for me that either you are aware of it because of your own experiences or somebody taught you :) Anyway, it’s a trivial issue, I’m glad we both agree with the essence :)

    Educated Mind

  • 2015-02-23 @ 05:37:45

    Yes one needs to have an open mind for that, but on the other hand you have to be educated to know ‘how’ to be aware of thoughts and how to entertain them without necessarily accepting them

    Educated Mind

  • 2015-02-23 @ 03:36:08

    What do you think of this statement? Do you agree with it?

    Educated Mind

  • 2015-02-20 @ 03:42:41

    Just one side note, as I don’t believe it’s correct:

    Music is also a form of art

    Art is How We Decorate Space; Music is How We Decorate Time

  • 2015-02-20 @ 03:42:22

    Amazing! Great quote, totally agree!

    Art is How We Decorate Space; Music is How We Decorate Time

  • 2015-02-20 @ 03:42:02

    Haa, I saw this video after I learned that he got a yellow card for taking his shirt of. Apparently it was a marketing stunt for the release of this video.
    Restecp if it’s true!

    805 Million Names – Zlatan Ibrahimović

  • 2015-02-17 @ 06:40:45

    dedication!

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  • 2015-02-16 @ 08:49:46

    I was doubting myself as I find it good advice. Who wants office jobs anyway?!?! :)

    Experts Urge Getting Up, Leaving Office, Never Coming Back

  • 2015-02-16 @ 08:48:41

    :)

    The Pro Dumpster Diver Who’s Making Thousands

  • 2015-02-16 @ 08:27:24

    It’s a great sport! Done this in New Zealand. Though because of the popularity there, dumpsters have been locked and put behind ‘bars’. Hope this trend will not flow over to the US or where ever else people are doing this

    The Pro Dumpster Diver Who’s Making Thousands

  • 2015-02-16 @ 08:25:02

    Isn’t the onion a satirical website? Or am I confusing it with something else? The equivalent of ‘De Speld’ in Holland?

    Experts Urge Getting Up, Leaving Office, Never Coming Back

  • 2015-02-16 @ 06:10:23

    This man should get a nobel price for peace!

    Edward Snowden Quote About Freedom and Censorship

  • 2015-02-13 @ 13:57:57

    For sure!

    Why We Dream What We Dream

  • 2015-02-09 @ 10:34:00

    Where in this article have you read that you should criticise people when they’ve committed wrongdoings? I can’t find that part back. The point about criticism is to learn to live with it, rather than pleasing people to avoid criticism. You don’t have to criticise them back, just observe why it bothers you when somebody criticises you. If they cross your boundaries, you put a healthy boundary by letting them know that you don’t accept that kind of behaviour, that’s all. You just stand up for yourself. I can’t give you a conclusive answer as it really depends on the situation, the person, the kind of criticism, the intention of the criticism etc.

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  • 2015-02-07 @ 05:39:38

    Exactly! :)

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  • 2015-02-05 @ 14:38:59

    Finally a Russian youtube video with some good propaganda, rather than all those road rage maffiossi vids

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  • 2015-02-05 @ 08:41:18

    Hahah, no never noticed. Just read the first Kambo experience, now I have even more reluctance to try it hehe :)

    New world substances – My kambo experience part II

  • 2015-02-05 @ 08:20:51

    “I don’t like to talk about it because it is beyond words”.

    Agreed, if you haven’t experienced this yourself, words won’t even give you 1% knowledge of what the experience is.

    I’m so glad these kind of treatments are becoming more and more mainstream. One day we’ll crush the big pharma lobbies.

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  • 2015-02-05 @ 08:18:29

    Burning holes in your skin? Sounds like something I don’t want to try. Are these holes permanent? What are the medical benefits you experience? What other experiences do you have? I don’t really get wiser from this article, other than that it creates holes in your skin

    New world substances – My kambo experience part II

  • 2015-01-23 @ 09:01:57

    There are people who find it helpful and that is the audience I am trying to reach. If you don’t have any problems, I am very happy for you and I wish you will keep it like that. However, there are people who do experience (shameful) problems due to an over-sensitisation to pornography. The article is based mostly on empirical research and testimonials from people who have gone through similar problems and a lot of which have been solved by quitting pornography. Of course it is not a conclusive factor, but it is often times one of the factors contributing to certain problems.

    I could not find a lot of information in regards of women, therefore the article is focused mainly on men. The conclusions I have drawn in regards of women are based on neurological research in the field of Psychology and the way how women respond to certain cues and stimuli compared to men.

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

  • 2015-01-23 @ 07:14:46

    Yup, love it! Great research and come to think of it, it definitely resonates with my experiences. In certain environments my urges for certain addictive substances are much much higher than in other environments. It is very interesting to see how these triggers work

    What You Know About Addiction Is Wrong

  • 2015-01-23 @ 06:47:00

    Hahah I was just about to post this article :D

    What You Know About Addiction Is Wrong

  • 2015-01-22 @ 15:29:36

    What do you mean?

    This Will Revolutionize Your Work Day: The 7P Productivity System

  • 2015-01-22 @ 15:29:21

    Amazing! Great pieces of advice. Though the 25-30 minutes working with 5 minutes naps, care to share your source on this? The latest information I have read about this, is that we best work in 90 minutes pieces, with 30 minutes breaks. Seems there is some conflicting information on this subject.

    This Will Revolutionize Your Work Day: The 7P Productivity System

  • 2015-01-18 @ 19:00:23

    Spot on!

    The hidden costs of vegetarianism

  • 2015-01-18 @ 18:58:43

    Great read! Thanks!

    Why the modern world is bad for your brain

  • 2015-01-17 @ 02:14:24

    The ego?

    Choice

  • 2015-01-17 @ 02:12:54

    Interesting, though the sample size is a little bit small. I would also like to know what variables they controlled for, when the questionnaires were measured (what time scale) etc.

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  • 2015-01-13 @ 01:05:23

    I had two very profound experiences of ‘anitcha’ (impermanence) during my 10 day retreat, where the excruciating pain in my body disappeared from on moment to the other. I was stunned and if I would not have experienced it myself I would not believed it to be possible. The pain in my back transformed into very pleasant heat after which it ‘shot out’ of my body! It was unbelievable!

    The emotional struggles and revelations I have been going through have been absolutely amazing as well.

    I definitely recommend any serious meditator to try at least one 10 day Vipassana (by Goenka (!)). I would probably not do it myself again either, because of the reasons you have mentioned yourself. Though maybe that’s just an excuse because it was a really tough experience.

    100 Hours of Meditation in 10 Days — My Stay in Buddhist Prison

  • 2015-01-12 @ 02:08:10

    Good luck mate! :)

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

  • 2014-12-26 @ 04:11:18

    The article is written based on facts, a lot of real life facts actually, which in my opinion, in this case, is stronger evidence than laboratory studies could show.

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

  • 2014-12-26 @ 04:09:25

    Hi mate,
    As far as I know there is nothing wrong with masturbation. The article is about a combination of masturbation and porn. I can’t answer whether or not these problems will arise for you, as there are many factors in your life that can influence this.

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

  • 2014-12-26 @ 04:06:46

    What is wrong with the ED discussion? The commercials, who are funded by pharmaceutical industries selling pills to help you, may only be focused on a certain age group, so what? Can we conclude that younger men do not have these problems?
    This article does not propagate not having sex, I have no idea how you have come to that conclusion. The message I have tried to pass is that watching (too much) porn can be harmful in many areas of your life. It does not mean that all points apply to everyone, and it does not mean that everyone is affected in similar ways.

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

  • 2014-12-26 @ 04:04:40

    I am sure that is true, however I haven’t been able to find sufficient research on that, hence why I did not get into more details.

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

  • 2014-12-26 @ 04:03:37

    Good luck in your challenge mate! I have been off the porn for 2 years now and I am extremely content with it. My sex life has improved in all fields, I got more confidence and I see the benefits in other areas of my life as well (e.g. more time to do other things, new and different hobbies).

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

  • 2014-12-26 @ 04:01:15

    The message that I have tried to pass with this article is the potentially harmful effects that extreme porn usage can have on adolescents and (young) adults. Me and many others have benefited by quitting porn and throwing it out of our lives. If you don’t agree with it and you don’t believe spending huge amounts of time on watching porn, I won’t be the one telling you you should stop. I wanted to inform people, so they can make a deliberate choice and see for themselves. If it does not work for you, no worries. Other people may benefit though.

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

  • 2014-12-26 @ 03:55:57

    There are various kinds of addictions, you don’t have to spend all your money on porn or miss social events with friends to be addicted to it.

    The article you shared is flawed in the way that it examined sex addicts and not porn addicts, which is completely different.
    Besides they only tested for responses in the brain on erotic images, which is not what this article is about.

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

  • 2014-12-20 @ 15:06:00

    ” In my experience the type of person who can do this will find it much easier to adopt new habits than those who do not.”

    Agreed! Nevertheless I am glad you shared these books, as I will definitely be looking into them

    10 Best Positive Psychology Books You Need To Read For Authentic Change

  • 2014-12-20 @ 02:50:49

    Interesting, I didn’t know most of them.

    “It is therefore of the utmost importance, if we don’t want to end up in this predicament, to read the right books. It is possible to transform ourselves into better, healthier people, but only with the best tools at our disposal.”

    However, even with the best books, if your attitude is incorrect you’ll get into the same vicious circle as you want to prevent people get in. There is a limit to the knowledge that will help you if you don’t apply anything in practice. You don’t need a lot of knowledge, you need a lot of practice, patience, persistency and diligent work if you want to change. Change doesn’t come from knowledge, it comes from practice

    10 Best Positive Psychology Books You Need To Read For Authentic Change

  • 2014-12-19 @ 11:05:00

    It’s true that we can never know something for sure and doubt everything. In this scenario any discussion can be put to an end by using the argument that one can never know something for sure. However based on the existing knowledge and proofs we have I can say for sure that matter/energy cannot disappear without leaving a trace. This argument is strengthened by the fact that we have no definition for ‘nothing’ as there is always ‘something’.

    Think Long And Hard About Your Own Death If You Want To Live

  • 2014-12-19 @ 10:35:29

    Yes, but if those species would not have existed, the Universe would not look like it looks like now, so this is the trace they are leaving behind. The shape of the present moment

    Think Long And Hard About Your Own Death If You Want To Live

  • 2014-12-19 @ 01:47:40

    I think you missed the essence of this post. The money is not so important, it is just an example of how a person can succeed in many fields with the right attitude. Money is just a reward that we humans have created for achieving success.

    23 Tips For Success From Richard Branson

  • 2014-12-06 @ 04:58:13

    I would not say it ‘lessens their brain’ either. Different parts of the brain are used, where it enhances certain connections and attenuates others. One could argue about the advantages/disadvantages. In my opinion it is just another step in human evolution and it is neither good nor bad.

    Though according to Stephen Hawking we should be careful not to create our own annihilation: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30290540

    Differences

  • 2014-12-06 @ 04:50:10

    Interesting point of view, I did not see this image in this way. I saw it as a representation of the big gap between poor and rich. E.g. the ‘white’ rich kid has an abundance of food and can therefore afford the luxury to ‘eat’ a laptop. The poor child from the street has to ‘eat’ what ever he can find.

    Differences

  • 2014-12-06 @ 04:47:16

    Children’s social skills attenuate for example, see: http://www.inquisitr.com/1468612/steve-jobs-didnt-let-his-kids-use-iphones-or-ipads-heres-why/

    Differences

  • 2014-11-25 @ 02:58:39

    Totally! The article was very refreshing for me too, it makes a lot of sense actually to ‘plan’ it in a certain way. Though I would be making it more ‘flexible’ than the author in the article suggests

    How Successful People Make The Most Of Weeken

  • 2014-11-12 @ 02:36:12

    Great stuff! Love point 1, so true, nobody knows what the hell they are doing, despite their best advice they give to you. In the end one should only follows their own adviic. Usually people project their own stuff with the advice they are given. It is very very difficult to give objective advice.

    6 Life Lessons I Already Know, But Keep Forgetting (And Then Remembering Again)

  • 2014-10-21 @ 06:25:00

    Great stuff! Really refreshing article, very nice! Thanks for this!

    Think Long And Hard About Your Own Death If You Want To Live

  • 2014-05-07 @ 06:46:45

    Amazing stuff!!

    Amazing Artist Goes Dumpster Diving, Builds Homes for the Homeless

  • 2014-04-26 @ 01:18:27

    Porn addiction is just one cause for lack of sexual motivation. Depression, stress, traumas are other factors that can cause dissatisfactions in your sexual life.

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

  • 2014-04-24 @ 23:17:49

    The research in this subject field is limited and focused on solely focused on males. If I would have found more research regarding the effects on women, I would have definitely included it

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

  • 2014-04-21 @ 05:34:49

    Maybe we need more research on female porn addiction then. It is quite a new field and to be honest there is not much research in this field, hence I couldn’t find a lot of scientific papers to enhance my arguments. I hope the studies in this field will expand in the future.

    I think the reasons behind erectile dysfunction and other sexual disorders reach farther than emotional dissatisfaction from excessive need of a relief. I am not sure we will be ever able to draw conclusive causal relationship, as it varies across individuals. I do believe that factors like watching excessive (internet) porn create correlational effects, which give us greater insights into how addictions work.

    Thanks for your feedback though. Like I said, the research in this field is very limited at the moment and it was not my intent to write a scientific article either. I just hope to create some awareness on this subject, which is still a taboo in most societies.

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

  • 2014-04-21 @ 05:22:15

    The punch yourself in the balls comment was kind of ironic.

    I am not saying that women are not at all susceptible to porn addiction. They are susceptible to different cues and in different ways than man (e.g. erotic porn novels). It is just that in general porn addiction appears to be more of a male problem rather than a female problem. There are always exceptions though.

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

  • 2014-04-21 @ 05:17:49

    Glad to hear!

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

  • 2014-04-21 @ 05:17:14

    Thank you Sir!

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

  • 2014-04-21 @ 05:16:55

    Totally agree that schools should put more emphasise on issues like these. I have been asking myself for years why preliminary and high school don’t offer any Psychology classes.

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

  • 2014-04-20 @ 02:25:13

    Thanks for sharing man your story, I share similar experiences. So many good things happened ever since, though obviously it is not all causal. Keep up the good work!

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

  • 2014-04-20 @ 02:19:18

    Hey man! Glad to hear Keep up the good work, it has been more than 2 years for me and many many things have changed for the positive!

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

  • 2014-04-18 @ 05:07:17

    Love the article Dan!

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  • 2014-03-25 @ 01:40:43

    Thanks for sharing, I like your first tip of writing your negative thoughts on a mentally created piece of paper and burning it. Never heard of it before, but sounds worth a try! The second one has huge potential dangers as you listed out yourself. Think the majority of givers are not genuine givers and it takes a lot of self compassion first in order to give unconditionally.

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  • 2014-02-25 @ 07:05:29

    So true! It has been a trend in the last few years to be bombarded with self-improvement, focus on the positivity and life is all good kind of nonsense. Yes, it is beneficial to be positive at times, but no it is not beneficial to be positive only to mask your negative emotions or run away from the responsibilities in life. All emotions are what makes us human, one is not better than the other. Observing without judging, such a virtue, but so difficult.
    You say “Observe all your thoughts”, I agree with that, although it is a little bit vague, especially for those who don’t have (much) experience with it. I like your article, but these kinds of statements are too general if you don’t have the knowledge to apply it in practice. It is good to have a ‘buddy’ when you want to get into this subject matter. Ideally a partner with whom you spend a lot of time and who is equally interested in this field. It takes a lot of dedication and effort to let go of old believes and observe at the root of who you are.

    Anyways, good to read another approach from the current trend.

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  • 2014-01-06 @ 04:26:56

    Nice!

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  • 2013-12-06 @ 05:12:56

    True, but the first step is to be aware of it. Only then you can do something about it.

    Ego Trap

  • 2013-10-22 @ 00:31:23

    Thank you, I just woke up

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  • 2013-10-11 @ 12:54:00

    Nice read! Thanks Ray, awesome to share your story with us!

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  • 2013-10-09 @ 12:31:42

    Awesome! Way to show off!

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  • 2013-09-19 @ 13:15:50

    Love it! Reminds me of my first travels to Asia. You really do not need your mobile phone as much as you think you do. You also really do not need the internet as much as you think you do.
    You get used to living without it. Unfortunately you quickly get used to living with it once you’re back.

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  • 2013-09-16 @ 21:44:33

    Great post! Very interesting read!

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  • 2013-09-11 @ 08:29:59

    Amazing article! Thanks for the informative read!

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  • 2013-09-07 @ 15:58:43

    Amazing story! Thanks for sharing! Definitely need to try it some time too, sounds wonderful!

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  • 2013-08-13 @ 02:32:08

    Amazing Dan! Thanks for this enlightening article!

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  • 2013-07-25 @ 01:38:06

    Great man! Short and concise but straight to the point.

    I do not agree that only persistence is needed do, I would add on the followings:

    – patience
    – diligence
    – faith
    – motivation
    – dedication
    – hard work

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  • 2013-07-22 @ 22:58:55

    Great experience! Love the picture too, have been amazed by this view every morning I had my breakfast there. Beautiful monastery for sure!

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  • 2013-07-21 @ 22:53:39

    Good article James! Great start and motivator of my new workweek!

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  • 2013-07-17 @ 21:58:31

    Thanks! Great tips! Especially these plants.

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  • 2013-06-26 @ 13:36:43

    Thanks! Very good reminder! Take it easy indeed, there is nothing to rush. Enjoy the moment with whatever you are doing!

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  • 2013-05-29 @ 11:44:40

    Thanks for this Jordan! Awesome idea with the tattoo!

    I always like these kind of uplifting blogs of yours! I really need to meet you in person one day, I want to feel all that energy in real life.

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  • 2013-05-22 @ 11:33:37

    Great story man! I am planning to do my first Ayahuasca trip since a very long time already, but have not come across a good opportunity yet. Hopefully soon, because I feel as if I am ready to take this step!

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  • 2013-01-05 @ 06:44:59

    Great blog! Always happy to have these reminders! Thanks!

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  • 2012-11-16 @ 06:19:55

    Thanks for this Jordan, it is really helpful indeed when the stress overcomes your ability to meditate. I was thinking of what to do in those kind of situations, when mindfulness does not work on that moment! Thanks for sharing, will definitely try this out!

    One question though, because it seems to me that this trick only works on short amounts of time (like you said, 5 minutes before a speech or something like that), but what if the situation prolongs for the whole day?

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  • 2012-10-15 @ 08:40:44

    Amazing post ! Very nice analogies! Hope you can keep up the spirit that radiates out of your writing! I think this is a state we all want to achieve at some point. I would not call it breaking up with your ego, but rather understanding its ins and outs.

    So nice and inspirational to read, thanks for sharing!

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  • 2012-09-13 @ 04:56:46

    Suppose it is true what you say, then how do you know what you have chosen the first time and what you choose right now is diffferent from what you have chosen before?

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  • 2012-09-04 @ 00:11:44

    Great article! I used to have discussions with my dad about this and we usually came to the same conclusions!

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  • 2012-05-09 @ 03:51:53

    Great article!

    In addition:

    Science-based evidence is not only biased by the fact that the ‘sponors’ of the studies are certain companies, which makes it subjective per definition, but also due to the fact how easily you can manipulate your results.

    I have come across with it myself during my study, I am almost finished writing my second thesis now and it is so easy to manipulate your own results, finding certain (legal but not moral) ways to change certain things in your study, so your results will be significant etc. I already lost faith in all the so called ‘science based’ or ‘evidence based’ studies.

    Furthermore concerning ‘normal’ it is just a label that people want to be able to put. Normal is how most of society is, so if most of us would have schizophrenia, this would be stated as normal. Very subjective and fluid as you already said yourself.

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  • 2012-04-16 @ 03:13:42

    If only actions were as easy as words. How to get beyond the point where this force is keeping you from doing certain things?

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  • 2012-04-16 @ 03:06:11

    Great article and thanks for the reminder of rereading Echkhart Toll again. It has been a while since I have read the book, but it is time again to reread.

    I agree with almost everything in your article, and I see a reflection of myself in a lot of these things. It is good to be reminded by these things each and every day, because we can condition ourselves in this way. But on the other hand, only thinking about it, and not doing anything will not help us make any progress towards the goals we want to achieve. At least in my situation it is like that. Rather than finishing my master thesis, I am browsing highexistence. I then justify not working on my thesis by saying that highexistence is good for me and I therefore there is nothing wrong with my procrestination.

    How ironic life can be sometimes.

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  • 2012-04-02 @ 16:58:22

    Interesting mishmash of movies. I cannot see any logical ‘algorithm’ in the creation of this list, but I do see some interesting movies though! I think 50/50 from what I have seen compared to what I have not.

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 2

  • 2012-02-22 @ 01:05:16

    First of all, it’s important to acknowledge that you need and want to change, before even trying to go into the direction of a change. You have to be able to recognize your flaws in order to being able to change them. Often the things which you despise in others, are a reflection of your own flaws which you actually despise in yourself. Moreover, it’s important to make a distinction between your EGO and the real YOU. How to make that distinction? That is not so easy obviously and needs a long way of watching yourself, your steps, your actions and acknowledging them. Furthermore it is important to hold on to your change and not falling in the trap of a rebound, or transferring your flaws into other aspects of your life, so you will think you are changing, but actually you are not at all. There is so much more to say concerning this object since I have been walking this path, and still am.

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