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  • 2015-10-29 @ 20:31:12

    Hmm they’re working for me!

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

  • 2015-10-29 @ 20:30:29

    Testing out replies, Marty!

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

  • 2015-07-16 @ 11:53:36

    This is the best flowing podcast I’ve ever done. Definitely worth a listen! Comment here if you have any questions!

    Positive Head Podcast – Jordan Lejuwaan of HighExistence

  • 2015-06-23 @ 00:07:10

    You seem conflicted :)

    This is the part I disagree with: “my watching it and adding one view to the hundreds of thousands it already has isn’t affecting shit.” Do you not believe that you must be the change you wish to see in the world? One act IS powerful. Every great change is made up of individual actions. No that’s not idealist — it’s true.

    What a Wasp Can Teach You About the Dangers of Pornography

  • 2015-04-13 @ 17:36:22

    NOTE: This is SARCASM, in case you didn’t notice!

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

  • 2015-04-04 @ 13:04:03

    A nice reminder of the takeaways from the classic novel

    The Four Agreements

  • 2015-03-30 @ 12:25:54

    Courage is not acting without fear, it is acting despite of fear :)

    Quiet, Indomitable Courage

  • 2015-03-30 @ 12:23:52

    Yes! You should be worried if your family and friends *are* totally supportive of your goals! Perhaps you’re not dreaming big enough. Or you just have a really awesome family ;)

    If people are not laughing at your goals…

  • 2015-03-28 @ 19:21:15

    Brings up some interesting questions about internet privacy, and potential backlashes against the lack of it on the internet today.

    The Private Eye, a graphic novel about a future w/o internet

  • 2015-03-23 @ 13:06:51

    What a concept right? I’m going to try this out on Sunday. That includes mobile service!

    Turn off your internet for one day per week

  • 2015-03-23 @ 13:05:26

    The most beautiful Burning Man video I’ve seen. Totally captures the experience.

    WE ARE ONLY HUMAN x BURNING MAN 2013

  • 2015-03-18 @ 21:38:18

    Are those all stars and planets? Hard to understand exactly what we’re seeing here.

    Sharpest ever view of the Andromeda Galaxy

  • 2015-03-17 @ 11:00:30

    This makes me smile. It takes such little effort on our parts to make someone’s day. The compliment doesn’t even need to be 100% authentic, although why not make it authentic :) Something nice can be said about anyone.

    You have a superpower!

  • 2015-03-17 @ 10:59:05

    Damn straight. After 2 weeks of consistent exercise, it becomes fun. It becomes part of who you are. If you can just get into the habit!

    Does exercise fit into your busy schedule?

  • 2015-03-17 @ 10:58:02

    Watch one of the shapes from the middle move all the way through the animation!

    ‘Evolution’ Trippy GIF

  • 2015-03-13 @ 16:54:26

    I’d say it CAN be a strength or a weakness, depending on how much you care about pleasing people. But the gist of the article is good.

    Being a People Pleaser is a Strength, Not a Weakness

  • 2015-03-12 @ 13:05:28

    This is a great read even for non-trekkies. Don’t be scared by the nerdiness level!

    Spock and The Collective Consciousness

  • 2015-03-12 @ 13:04:20

    What more conscious and healthy ways could we allow companies to let us know about their products besides blasting us with ads in bathroom stalls?

    The Cost of Paying Attention

  • 2015-03-10 @ 15:01:39

    This is exactly how I feel. Even if there is zero chance of you affecting anything (which is clearly not true), I still wouldn’t feel fulfilled with at least trying.

    Isaac Asimov on changing the world

  • 2015-03-06 @ 12:30:07

    This is well worth the 30 minutes! I guarantee it.

    The Technium – Kevin Kelly

  • 2015-03-03 @ 13:14:03

    Can the flow state be hacked? Would you apply transcranial shock treatment to put yourself into the flow state? I sure would :)

    Hacking the GENOME of Flow (TEDx)

  • 2015-02-27 @ 15:23:41

    If he’s in the Hollywood Hills, why is he using a green screen? Haha

    How To Read A Book In 10 Minutes

  • 2015-02-27 @ 15:21:12

    Powerful stuff. These are lessons we’ve read many times, but hearing them from someone who is about to be gone forever really nails them home.

    Redditor posts his life lessons before he dies from cancer

  • 2015-02-23 @ 15:04:38

    Nothing gets me amped on Mondays more than a good anti-gov image!

    The most dangerous man to any government is…

  • 2015-02-12 @ 13:06:25

    I work for myself and make my own schedule, so I don’t technically need to take note of the time of date very often. But I still do. Do we have an obsession with time tracking? What would it feel like to completely lose track of time for a year?

    Imagine a life without time..

  • 2015-02-05 @ 12:31:02

    I thought equality measures like affirmative action didn’t make sense until I saw this comic.

    A concise history of black/white relations in the U.S.

  • 2015-02-04 @ 12:52:47

    Haha what a click-bait title just for using meditation!

    A 15 Minute Mind-Hack to Massively Enhance Your Brain Power

  • 2015-01-29 @ 15:44:28

    Good point! I’m generally lying down at 45 degrees on my couch after lunch. The change feels great.

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

  • 2015-01-29 @ 15:43:46

    Just pick one or two that you can implement. Don’t worry about getting all 7 :)

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

  • 2015-01-22 @ 19:11:36

    I just fixed a coding issue that probably addresses your issue. Let me know if not!

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

  • 2015-01-22 @ 19:11:12

    I just cited the original Pomodoro Technique (google it), which is 25-30 min. The takeaway is more about having intentional work periods with breaks. I think 90 minutes is much too long. You may get a lot done during those 90 minutes, but you’re going to be kinda burnt out after. 30-50 min is more sustainable.

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

  • 2015-01-21 @ 12:23:44

    Video editing or flat-out impressive

    Sitting and Smiling

  • 2015-01-17 @ 17:48:40

    Hey there,

    I enjoyed answering the questions but didn’t find the mapping itself to be all that useful. I’m guessing it will become more interesting as more people answer questions?

    From a UI/UX perspective, I have a couple of suggestions:

    – Consider moving the legend to the left or right side of the map so people can understand it without scrolling. I initially left the page bc I thought there was no explanation of the map.

    – Make it clear if there is a difference between moving the slider to say half way between ‘Not At All’ and ‘Somewhat’ or 2/3’s of the way. ‘Somewhat’ is bolded as soon as I move the slider to the right of the default position, which makes it seem like there are only 3 real positions on the slider.

    Belief Mapper – Map Your Belief System

  • 2015-01-15 @ 19:21:03

    Thank you for the sharing some of the other schools!

    How long have you been practicing? Which aspect(s) of Vipassana keep you practicing that technique?

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

  • 2015-01-15 @ 19:19:14

    You’re a great example of how the course can manifest as a completely different experience.

    I was hoping for the crazy dreams I had heard about, but my dreams were pretty normal.

    Do you think you could go for longer than 10 days?

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

  • 2015-01-15 @ 19:17:44

    This is fascinating. Thank you for the link!

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

  • 2015-01-15 @ 19:16:53

    Yup they are totally free. You’re asked only to donate what you’re able to, even if that is $5

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

  • 2015-01-12 @ 16:27:29

    I had to stifle laughter whenever it would seem like he was done chanting, and then he would come back in belting another verse. There was one time on Day 10 when he went on for 40+ minutes. I thought it was a test of our equanimity. If it was, I failed miserably :p

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

  • 2015-01-08 @ 02:03:58

    <3

    From the Blog: My Radical Realization About Self-Love

  • 2014-12-12 @ 15:22:48

    Thank you Eric!

    I found myself watching this for a few minutes hoping all 3 would sync and be expanded at the same time.

    Slow, Medium, and Fast Breathing Sync

  • 2014-11-24 @ 00:52:20

    What are you building? :)

    Build your dreams or else…

  • 2014-11-21 @ 13:08:23

    What about links? http://i.imgur.com/0o6CdaP.jpg

    This Girl With Autism Never Spoke For 11 Years. Then, Something Remarkable Happens.

  • 2014-11-21 @ 13:08:16

    Testing comments again

    This Girl With Autism Never Spoke For 11 Years. Then, Something Remarkable Happens.

  • 2014-11-20 @ 08:35:25

    Testing this again

    Earthlings land on a comet for the first time

  • 2014-11-20 @ 08:31:47

    Testeing comments

    Why We Need To Venture To Mars

  • 2014-10-14 @ 12:02:02

    It’s just a mantra meditation — nothing special. You will get the same result from any kind of single-focus meditation, including the recitation of a mantra of your choosing.

    Transcendental Meditation: How I Paid $2,500 For a Password to Inner Peace

  • 2014-06-09 @ 15:25:08

    First off, this is a great trick even if you work from anywhere and love your job. It’s fun to look forward to something.

    Second, I’ll be the first one to say that everyone should take the leap and do whatever it takes to only what they love. I have plenty of articles on this site about following your bliss, and ways to break out of the 9-5. However some people do not consider that a possibility. Maybe they’re 5 years away from retirement and don’t see the point anymore. You can’t just tell those people they’re wrong and to suffer otherwise. So this is a great trick to turn that monday morning blah on it’s head.

    Life Pro Tip #1: Make Your Mondays Badass

  • 2014-03-28 @ 11:45:52

    It’s not all about connecting with yourself and your senses. A significant aspect is gaining control over your thoughts / concentration, which not always fun to conquer.

    *This* Is Why You Have Trouble Meditating

  • 2014-01-29 @ 12:41:32

    Anytime Brown Bear :)

    Can’t Stand Meditation? This Technique is For You.

  • 2014-01-26 @ 13:07:09

    Studies have shown that meditation increase the amount and density of white matter in your brain, which is linked to many positive cognitive effects like concentration :)

    Can’t Stand Meditation? This Technique is For You.

  • 2013-11-09 @ 14:41:15

    Thanks Lo :)

    15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18

  • 2013-11-09 @ 14:40:57

    The difference is that being anti-social doesn’t lead to misery for me. I enjoy the hell out of it! I should have specific that whatever is innate should also be something that brings you joy.

    As for the path of least resistance, I think you need to actually embark on a path before deciding it is the one of least resistance. Begin a journey! Refer to #1 from this article and then compare that to doing nothing.

    15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18

  • 2013-11-09 @ 14:36:11

    I find them all over the place: Flickr, DeviantArt, Behance, Google. This one came from my favorite chillstep YouTube channel, SuicideSheep

    15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18

  • 2013-11-09 @ 14:35:08

    I’ve wanted to compile all of my ‘Life Tips’ articles into a book with expanded content for a while, but haven’t found the time to do it. Thanks for bringing that idea back around!

    15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18

  • 2013-11-08 @ 13:02:14

    You’re going to be a beast at 23, Eric

    15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18

  • 2013-11-08 @ 12:59:53

    :)

    15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18

  • 2013-11-08 @ 12:59:37

    I try to include at least one paradox in each of my tips articles ;)

    Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. I firmly believe we come here with an ultimate gift to share with the world, and that path will be the most guided and serendipitous of all possible life paths. And the most fun :)

    15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18

  • 2013-11-08 @ 12:57:50

    That’s definitely part of it. I think it also has to do with ego getting in the way when telling someone. Perhaps if you state it with only the purest of intentions, no harm is done.

    15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18

  • 2013-09-04 @ 09:47:41

    Can you be more specific as to what you want? This could be as easy as getting your friends to rent a house together. Although it’s much more fun if you’re all working on a project together. That’s when the magic happens

    Thrive Together: 9 Perks of Communal Living From 12 Months at Valhalla

  • 2013-09-04 @ 09:46:02

    Can you be more specific?

    Thrive Together: 9 Perks of Communal Living From 12 Months at Valhalla

  • 2013-09-04 @ 09:38:49

    That’s our goal. The first step is to assemble a core group of dedicated individuals, and then to start looking for land. Don’t be thrown off by the ‘difficulty’ of finding land — we’ve seen some very serendipitous opportunities come for the up-and-coming Valhallas.

    Thrive Together: 9 Perks of Communal Living From 12 Months at Valhalla

  • 2013-09-04 @ 09:36:13

    Bring it on!

    Thrive Together: 9 Perks of Communal Living From 12 Months at Valhalla

  • 2013-09-04 @ 09:34:05

    info[at]valhallamovement[dot]com

    Thrive Together: 9 Perks of Communal Living From 12 Months at Valhalla

  • 2013-09-04 @ 09:33:04

    We each put in $225/mo for groceries and house utilities (toilet paper, etc) and everything is shared. There is of course still private property, but most things are avilable for everyone to use.

    Dishes has been especially tricky :) Our current rule is that you must immediately wash and put away your dishes + we each have permission to be dish nazis to those who break the rules.

    Thrive Together: 9 Perks of Communal Living From 12 Months at Valhalla

  • 2013-07-25 @ 07:21:11

    Hey Filip, I think all of those traits fall under the overarching idea of persistence. Perhaps besides faith, but even those without much faith will succeed if they persist :)

    2 Powerfully Motivating Insights On Following Your Dreams

  • 2013-06-07 @ 04:39:15

    It turned out really well. A nice dark black. Time will tell if it stays that way, but I have no issue getting it redrawn every few years!

    How To Install a Power-Up Button On Your Body

  • 2013-06-07 @ 04:36:46

    Super dope!

    How To Install a Power-Up Button On Your Body

  • 2013-06-07 @ 04:36:20

    I was wondering if anyone noticed that! Yup :)

    How To Install a Power-Up Button On Your Body

  • 2013-06-07 @ 04:35:40

    Yes, I went with the tattoo because I look at it automatically several times a day. Plus I like the look of it! Great conversation starter.

    How To Install a Power-Up Button On Your Body

  • 2013-03-18 @ 12:03:04

    ‘Enter Cosmos’ – RaveNectar.com

  • 2013-03-06 @ 17:53:57

    Nope. Mine is cuter :)

    Productivity Tip: Stop ‘Working So Hard’

  • 2013-02-19 @ 11:48:43

    Thanks for the tips Jeremy. Your videos are looking sharp! Nice job

    How To Find Your Bliss [Video]

  • 2013-02-14 @ 06:43:53

    You’ve got to start with one thing :) And that one thing, once you find it, is going to trump everything else. Just keep searching.

    How To Find Your Bliss [Video]

  • 2013-02-14 @ 06:43:19

    I chose video because YouTube has a reach that I have not tapped into yet. Plus I think video is a much more powerful medium than text. It’s the difference between your friend writing you a message and telling you something in person. There’s something about seeing the person, and hearing the emotion in their voice.

    In any case, thanks for the input!

    How To Find Your Bliss [Video]

  • 2013-02-14 @ 06:40:51

    Noted. Thanks for the input, Edward

    How To Find Your Bliss [Video]

  • 2013-02-14 @ 06:40:21

    It’s a remix of the theme song for Inception – https://soundcloud.com/wpahp/hans-zimmer-time-we-plants-are-happy-plants-remix

    How To Find Your Bliss [Video]

  • 2013-02-10 @ 16:46:37

    <3

    My Radical Realization About Self-Love

  • 2013-02-10 @ 16:45:56

    There’s definitely a fine line. When you truly love yourself, this won’t be an issue because you will accept yourself so deeply that you won’t feel the need to flaunt your gifts.

    If you’re afraid of being arrogant, I don’t think that’s going to be an issue for you :) Awareness is all you need to make sure you don’t go too far.

    Lastly, I think it’s more healthy to be arrogant than it is to be insecure. Even if you go too far, it’s easier to go back than to fight your way forward.

    My Radical Realization About Self-Love

  • 2013-01-10 @ 13:52:29

    Call it the universe, god or chance — there are constantly opportunities popping up that will propel you forward. You create your own reality, so if you don’t believe this then you won’t see it. Check out a book called ‘The Crack in the Cosmic Egg’ if you’re not convinced that you manufacture your own reality through your beliefs.

    How to Read The Signs of the Universe

  • 2012-12-14 @ 00:31:58

    I’m emailing you now

    Epic Challenge: 30 DAYS OF FEAR

  • 2012-12-13 @ 17:10:18

    Haha too crazy for me, yeah. Admitting it was hard enough!

    Epic Challenge: 30 DAYS OF FEAR

  • 2012-12-13 @ 17:09:55

    It’s the best cycle there is! Super flexible but still rewarding. FYI 3 hours at night and three 30 minute naps during the day. Although that’s one of the few variations on Everyman.

    Epic Challenge: 30 DAYS OF FEAR

  • 2012-12-13 @ 17:08:53

    We showed up with expensive cameras and said we were with the local university and had press passes waiting for us. That failed pretty hard. But we KNEW we were going to get in somehow. Rather my friend knew, I was pretty unsure. So we walk outside to go back to the car and my friend sees someone he knows. Then he sees that friend sell a ticket to someone. Keep in mind this event is sold out and people are clammering for tickets. We walk over and say hi, ask if the guy has tickets and if we can have two. He gives them to us for free. We walk in. If that isn’t serendipity, I don’t know what is. It made ZERO sense for this guy to give them to us for free considering he barely knew my friend. Thank you universe.

    As for meeting him, that was easy. Joe Rogan is so chill that he stayed after and met every single person who waited in line. He even took time to give everyone the time of day instead of just rushing through the line.

    Epic Challenge: 30 DAYS OF FEAR

  • 2012-12-07 @ 04:41:23

    Not sure, he listens to tons of them

    5 Modern Da Vinci’s Rules of Success

  • 2012-12-04 @ 05:27:19

    I don’t know. My roommate was listening to a podcast in the next room and I took off my headphones just long enough to randomly hear the name of his biography. It was one of those ‘Yeah okay got to check that out…’ moments :)

    5 Modern Da Vinci’s Rules of Success

  • 2012-10-04 @ 17:16:35

    Awesome, get ahold of us when you want to come. We’re going to need all the help we can get!

    10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

  • 2012-10-04 @ 17:08:22

    Those plans are legit architectural plans so that people can use them to get approval from city councils and such. The instructions that come with them can be followed by anyone.

    If you’re looking to build, I would look for projects near you online. Earthship.com does have a program you can attend in New Mexico, but it costs a few hundred dollars. I forget how much exactly.

    Of course you could also come help build one next Spring with Valhalla :)

    10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

  • 2012-10-02 @ 08:56:58

    Did you know that’s why I’m creating RIGHT NOW?

    http://valhallamovement.com/

    10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

  • 2012-10-02 @ 08:56:09

    Oh the irony…

    http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/10/freedompop-launches-free-500mb-mobile-data-service/

    10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

  • 2012-10-02 @ 08:55:06

    Michael Reyolds was the sole speaker at the conference I mentioned :) He’s crazy in a great way! Although I wouldn’t highly recommend that doc because it focused mostly on the legal aspects of Earthships.

    That’s awesome about the Netherlands! You guys are always so far ahead of us… Get Martijn in one of those things ;)

    10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

  • 2012-10-02 @ 08:53:11

    I don’t think so, I just saw them speak about it at the conference.

    10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

  • 2012-10-02 @ 08:52:49

    My pleasure, Prado! Keep killin’ it with Crossfit – you’re pics are highly motivating.

    10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome

  • 2012-08-25 @ 13:04:04

    I was not advocating women taking on a masculine role…

    “But the world needs more from you now than ever. Centuries of patriarchal domination has left this world on the brink of destruction. At the very least we need a balance between the masculine and the feminine.”

    I don’t how guys paying for dates is relevant to this article. Or alimony. I think you’re missing the point.

    And the glass ceiling is not a myth. Look at any recent study or the statistics in this article. But my position was more focused on the hidden factors that contribute to the ‘glass ceiling’, not the idea of people favoring men over women.

    An Homage & Call to Women In The 21st Century

  • 2012-07-27 @ 10:00:17

    Why would positively contextualizing these events lead to a struggle/disappointment cycle?

    You speak of this as an active process, but really it’s more of a letting go. For example if you try really hard to make yourself happy when you’re down, you’re going to fail — it’s going to feel fake. But if you simply let go of not being happy, you’ll find yourself smiling :)

    Schopenhauer’s Big Mistake: The Pleasure of Ephemeral Satisfaction

  • 2012-07-27 @ 09:57:13

    My point was more than Schopenhauer saw this suffering as a rule, where as I’m saying it’s a choice.

    I don’t think this method requires letting go of goals, norms or family expectations. You can cling on to all of those things will still enjoying the present moment.

    Schopenhauer’s Big Mistake: The Pleasure of Ephemeral Satisfaction

  • 2012-07-13 @ 16:41:35

    You know that for sure?

    7 Books That Will Violently Shift Your Perspectives

  • 2012-07-13 @ 16:41:10

    I had it on there originally, but the content actually overlaps a lot with parts of Sacred Economics. Mainly the whole leaving the Garden of Eden = hunter-gathering -> agriculture concept.

    7 Books That Will Violently Shift Your Perspectives

  • 2012-07-10 @ 09:13:02

    Sorry to the soldiers out there, but in modern times this is BS. There hasn’t been a single justifiable war since WWII. Terrorism is the new Communism, a scapegoat created to justify war for special interests. Stop all wars. As they say, fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity. Soldiers, stop risking your lives for corporate greed.

    don’t forget

  • 2012-07-09 @ 15:36:05

    Yum :)

    Artwork By Justin Bonnet

  • 2012-07-07 @ 23:59:51

    Valhalla, incarnate

    New Pioneers

  • 2012-06-20 @ 18:42:07

    Did you know this is me? :)

    We are stardusts. www.infinitesatori.org

  • 2012-06-18 @ 09:42:10

    I’ll never wake up from this dream :) Thank you! <3

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-18 @ 09:41:20

    Another good argument is to consider children. The last thing they wish to do is take a nap or sit down. This is because children are doing what they love to do! Adults in modern society just lose this state of ‘play’ because they think they have to do things they don’t wish to do in order to survive — which is of course false.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-18 @ 09:39:39

    The idea that laziness is inherent to humans is completely false. Laziness only comes into play when someone is having to do something they don’t enjoy in the first place. If you see someone in their bliss — painting, speaking, leading, etc., the last thing you’ll see them do is be lazy. Laziness is just a feature of our fucked up society, essentially forcing people into lifelong slavery.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-14 @ 20:21:21

    Facebook made me take this down from the fan page haha

    Break up with normal today

  • 2012-06-13 @ 22:17:17

    If you’re American, then you just need a passport.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 19:41:19

    Mine were about 3:1 vegetables overall. Spinach does taste pretty nasty! I guess that’s how you know it’s good for you haha

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:46:05

    :) I love your enthusiasm! Just from talking about this with friends, I’ve seen that this is REALLY something people can get excited about. Something different, something awesome!

    Those are both very valid questions. I have the exact same dream of driving an Aston Martin V12 Vantage (or BMW M3) around some twisty roads like in James Bond. So look for answers at the end of the article in the next hour. (the short answer is yes, of course you can still do that! I won’t settle for anything less, even if it’s my one ‘splurge’)

    Thank you very much! <3

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:42:58

    That’s awesome! These kinds of projects truly are sprouting up everywhere. It’s crazy! We are all indeed pioneers on this mission, but there is much we can learn from those who have created similar things before us. I am extremely interested to hear more about your progress and what you’ve learned so far — message me? This won’t be an easy road, but what thing worth achieving is easy anyways?? That would be boring :)

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:40:18

    I’d say you can do a whole lot at 17! The world-famous electronic producer, Madeon (also 17), comes to mind.

    You can start by messaging me and saying why you’re interested, ideas you have, your availability to move to Montreal, etc.

    I want to hear why you’re so passionate about this!

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:37:57

    Hey Brendan, I’m in process of answering your questions at the end of the article itself. Look for them in the next hour.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:36:57

    You can start by messaging me and saying why you’re interested, ideas you have, your availability to move to Montreal, etc.

    I want to hear why you’re so passionate about this!

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:36:33

    Yes sir, that’s very much the point of this community. Any time outside of the required labor time (farming, cooking, construction or whatever task you take on for the community) is yours. Spend it how you like, whether it be participating in a community project or working on yourself. However for the initial project we will be looking for people who have more or less ‘completed’ personal development to the point where they’re uber-focused on aiding the community and the world at large. Like I said, you have to love yourself before you can love others.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:33:58

    I’m in process of typing out answers to your questions in the article itself.

    But I will answer #6 here: yes of course! :)

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:32:54

    That’s a question that will be addressed as we go along. I’m going to be visiting communities like this around the U.S. and the world to see how they handle things like this.

    Although I’ll say that HighExistence is a MASSIVE community, and we almost never have to worry about spam. I (perhaps naively) think this community would also be imbued with that kind of innate goodness. But we’ll see!

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:30:00

    Actually the very nature of Earthship housing is they’re able to stay warm in winter and cool during the summer without any electrical aid. However even if, for example, we failed miserably at building the house, there will be electricity to run heaters or whatever else is needed.

    It’s important to note that we won’t be living like Native Americans or cavemen here. There will be electricity, warm water, internet, etc. It was just all be created sustainably.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-13 @ 16:03:41

    You can start by messaging me and saying why you’re interested, ideas you have, your availability to move to Montreal, etc.

    I want to hear why you’re so passionate about this!

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 3/3

  • 2012-06-10 @ 10:42:16

    I think the ultimate is a gift society, not a bartering society. Read ‘Sacred Economics’ to see why. It will blow your minnnddddd.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 2/3

  • 2012-06-10 @ 10:41:41

    The people on this website are absolutely fantastic. This is as much of a community as one can get online. I love it.

    Thanks for your heart-warming comment, Stephen. Have a fantastic day!

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 2/3

  • 2012-06-10 @ 10:40:31

    Hey Betty, I completely agree. I chalk up most of the world’s issues to a lack of community, if not all. Our current society is decidedly inhuman and needs much change.

    However I disagree about is being nearly impossible to change yourself in a society so distorted. I believe all change starts with the individual, specifically those strong few who are able to transcend the BS of society. With regard to community, even small things like giving people a warm hello on the street are good starts. Even if they give you a weird look, I bet they smile when walking away. The more people that do this, the less weird it becomes! We have to lose the fear of being weird and misunderstood. Lose the ego, and do anything we can to incite a feeling of community, if even on a small scale.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 2/3

  • 2012-06-10 @ 10:33:57

    Hey Liam, I hadn’t heard of the Lammas project before. That is very similar to what I’ve been thinking about lately. You’ll see in part 3 :) I have heard of Anima Mundi, or the collective unconscious, and it is very obviously real to me. I see evidence of it far too often, and have sensed it during way too many drug experiences :)

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 2/3

  • 2012-06-08 @ 08:45:20

    Haha where would the fun be in letting it all out at once? :)

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 2/3

  • 2012-06-08 @ 08:44:48

    ;)

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 2/3

  • 2012-06-06 @ 11:34:02

    That’s a big part of this — making it universally appealing, even to the masses. The crappy economy and another impending depression/recession make the perfect storm because people will be looking for other solutions when the job market fails them. Exciting times!

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

  • 2012-06-06 @ 11:32:15

    It’s comments like that these really get me amped up! Thanks Ben

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

  • 2012-06-06 @ 11:31:32

    There will be a very specific call to action in Pt. 3 that is just for you then. Bold action can and must be taken now!

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

  • 2012-06-05 @ 14:59:10

    Ah, what a perfect image for the latest blog post. Thank you for sharing this, Iris :)

    community

  • 2012-06-05 @ 14:55:28

    Hey Millie, thank you! I eat salads for 2 meals a day on average now so I believe you. It feels fantastic.

    I promise those are my abs haha ;)

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-06-05 @ 14:53:48

    My mom was scared I was going to die haha. It’s funny how people think that McDonald’s is okay but drinking pure nutrients for a few days is not…very strange. Best of luck with the next stretch, Stef!

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-06-05 @ 14:50:49

    This has been popping up everywhere for me. I’m just reporting what I get from the collective unconscious. It’s SHOUTING this right now though haha.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

  • 2012-06-05 @ 15:03:43

    Oh and shrooms are WELL worth the risk of a bad trip. No sober experience that I’ve come across can come close to this shift in consciousness.

    The Mushroom/LSD Experience Explained & Explored

  • 2012-06-05 @ 15:03:01

    Not if you follow my advice! It’s all about comfort, especially for your first trip.

    Weed can cause panic when you’ve smoked wayyyyy too much. The difference with shrooms is that even if you did panic, it could be fixed within seconds. Your mind is incredible fickle in a cool way while you’re tripping.

    The Mushroom/LSD Experience Explained & Explored

  • 2012-06-05 @ 14:57:40

    That would be a great addition. Maybe I’ll do a second part to this article at some point and include that. Other ideas were a soldier in war and coming back home, a member of the 1% elite and a person brought up in religious dogma.

    An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

  • 2012-06-05 @ 10:58:43

    So you would rather be alone forever with all of your possessions than to be living with others without any possessions? I find that hard to believe. If it’s true, you must have been affected by the harshness of non-communal social activity more than most. Healing is coming :)

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

  • 2012-06-05 @ 10:57:26

    And possessions aren’t fragile, and are rewarding in the long-run? Even if that is your view, it’s a product of our currently messed up state of non-community. In a true community, you would not feel that way.

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

  • 2012-06-04 @ 18:31:46

    Very ironic, yes! I almost mentioned that. People spend a lot of time on HE because it provides a sense of community not found elsewhere. If people think this is cool, they should consider a physical community. But I don’t want to give away part 3…. ;)

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

  • 2012-06-04 @ 18:09:05

    I felt the same way, but also never so full of hope! Think of how much better life can be now that you know what’s missing!

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

  • 2012-06-04 @ 18:08:24

    Thank you so much. I really do, Justin. I have been searching for this since I started this website, and it’s finally all come together. The amount of serendipity surrounding this is already astounding. Wait until you read all 3 parts!

    How We Can (Actually) Change The World – Pt. 1/3

  • 2012-06-04 @ 16:38:27

    Hey thanks Jack. I went vegan after this fast so that’s a helpful hint! Although I’ve feel fantastic since going vegan :)

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-06-04 @ 16:37:43

    Hey Equanimity, I don’t have any recommendations besides not buying theJack LaLanne Power Juicer. It would get clogged all the time, forcing you to take it apart and clean it out before continuing.

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-06-04 @ 16:35:38

    Good luck Iris! Comment back on how it goes if you can.

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-06-04 @ 16:34:27

    I don’t think the liver and kidneys can take care of all of the strange stuff we put in our bodies nowadays. It’s not a flawless system. Even if you eat fairly healthy, you’re still taking in all sorts of GMO’s and processed food.

    I also do not see this as denying your body what is requires. Wouldn’t this have killed me if I was doing that for 14 days? It’s supplying what it needs in a form that doesn’t need to be digested. That’s all.

    About your sugar crash, I purposefully made my juice heavy on veggies to avoid this. They may not taste as good, but taste isn’t the point of this diet.

    I didn’t see any science backing up that woman’s claims either. It also doesn’t help her case that she’s a contributor to CBS news in my opinion…

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-06-04 @ 16:26:19

    I normally do ab workouts every 2-3 days. Those abs just came from losing body fat to expose what I had already built up before the fast. I did not form of exercise during the fast except for daily walks.

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-06-04 @ 16:25:11

    Haha thanks Julia :)

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-05-30 @ 14:14:11

    Yeah, no coffee allowed :) But you don’t want or need it after a few days of juicing.

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-05-29 @ 21:02:44

    Hey Corey, I’m sorry, your comment found me in a moment of frustration. I replied foolishly. Let me give that another go. Well there are tons of people out there who have done this and continue to do this yearly, or with the seasons because the healthy sensations is undeniable. It’s hard to know what to believe is healthy nowadays with our extremely unnatural lifestyles. So when it comes to my body, I need to feel things out in order to make up my mind on what is good for it. This was certainly one of those things. I plan on doing it again soon for an entire month.

    You’re correct about the stomach shrinking. But I don’t see how that would cause harm to the body? There must be a reason that people become unable to eat food when they’re sick. I believe it’s because the body is forcing this kind of state so that it can use all possible energy for the healing process. Why not use the same technique to help heal the damage we do by eating processed foods?

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-05-29 @ 20:52:38

    Hey Alex, the short answer is no. Check out my reply to the comment a few above yours :)

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-05-29 @ 20:51:28

    Be careful with only using fruits because you can take in too many sugars. Plus there are many nutrients that are only available in greens. Get those veggies in, people!

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-05-29 @ 20:50:28

    Actually no, during the fast you should refrain from strenuous exercise to give your body the most possible energy to detox & clean house. This is a healing period, so you shouldn’t be breaking your body down.

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-05-29 @ 16:30:00

    Try it for yourself, or reference some actual science, then get back to us.

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-05-29 @ 16:29:31

    I deleted your comment because it contained no logic or credibility. I did not want to waste the time of other comments, or my own in responding to it.

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-05-29 @ 15:31:32

    I’m 6’1 and weigh 155lb so I know where you’re coming from. However I’m already back up to where I started before the fast.

    My 14-Day Juice Fast

  • 2012-05-27 @ 18:39:44

    Photo credit to Teaz Photography, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.179662455436179.43966.179661582102933&type=1

    Aquarius

  • 2012-05-27 @ 11:44:05

    This is my gorgeous friend who I met through HE. She is one of the most loving people I’ve ever come across.

    Aquarius

  • 2012-05-19 @ 10:57:29

    Awesome find!

    Perfect image for HighExistence or what? lol

  • 2012-05-17 @ 08:14:03

    That is beautiful! Inspired by sacred geometry?

    Doodle Drawing

  • 2012-05-16 @ 18:17:39

    <3

    An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

  • 2012-05-16 @ 18:17:22

    Thanks for clarifying that, Ariel. The concept of total acceptance is hard to grasp. And yeah, that ‘second phase’ of enlightenment is one with which I think many conscious people struggle. As much as I disagree with modern Christianity, the What Would Jesus Do phrase comes in handy here.

    An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

  • 2012-05-16 @ 18:14:34

    Thanks Kyle! This one has been brooding in my mind for a while. It needed to be shared.

    An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

  • 2012-05-16 @ 18:13:59

    Every truth is a paradox so there is always going to be an exception to each rule. Except for that rule… ha cyclical irony. Reference what Ariel said below. Accepting everything does not mean you are absolutely passive and let people walk all over you. That’s where the paradox comes in. You can accept that a man wishes to walk all over you, while choosing to not let him. The difference is in the reaction.

    An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

  • 2012-05-11 @ 09:31:08

    Definitely. In my experience, it’s just more pronounced on shrooms/LSD.

    The Mushroom/LSD Experience Explained & Explored

  • 2012-05-11 @ 09:29:52

    Haha actually I did a bit of hacking just for this article. I’m considering doing it more often.

    The Mushroom/LSD Experience Explained & Explored

  • 2012-05-11 @ 09:33:46

    Thanks yoinkie. Yes it’s best to make sure you’re having a good time before you start tripping. Although another fascinating thing about psychedelics is how instantly you can change from a very dark view to an extremely positive one. Like a light-switch. Even just from changing your facial expression.

    The Mushroom/LSD Experience Explained & Explored

  • 2012-05-11 @ 09:32:27

    Same here. For me, psychedelics are only rivaled by meditation in terms of ability to change lives.

    The Mushroom/LSD Experience Explained & Explored

  • 2012-05-03 @ 16:46:33

    If you can teach a child that age to lie that well, then wow. You have skills.

    Her story bleeds with authenticity and the knowing she has is undeniable. Not to mention her recollection and knowledge of OOBE’s are spot on.

    Ellie describes astral projection

  • 2012-04-27 @ 12:29:20

    For the record, my reasoning is that I feel depleted in the days after masturbation. I believe there is some sort of energy lost in ejaculation for me, that can otherwise be applied towards achieving goals.

    As for porn.. http://yourbrainonporn.com/

    The Most Effective Way to Create New Habits

  • 2012-04-21 @ 17:50:49

    Zoom-in on your browser (Command + ‘+’ on Mac)

    Thought this was pretty strange.

  • 2012-04-18 @ 14:43:40

    I think you’re looking at it the wrong way…

    Our yin & yang is out of whack…

  • 2012-04-16 @ 07:10:46

    :) The line was too perfect not to put in there!

    To You, The Bringers of Light

  • 2012-04-02 @ 15:33:55

    Ah a fellow film buff. You’re wanting a more obscure list eh? I can do that :)

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

  • 2012-04-01 @ 18:03:48

    Love it

    Sensual..

  • 2012-03-28 @ 10:32:05

    (This quote refers to the use of psychedelics)

    When you got the message, hang up the phone.

  • 2012-03-20 @ 14:31:28

    Already read it and loved it! My next big article is a greatly expanded version of this, talking about how the job market is going to be replaced by technology, and how limitless energy producing devices are what is going to save this planet and turn it into a utopia. I recently saw Diamandis speak at a dinner and he was spot-on about all of this.

    The Open-Source Revolution Is Here

  • 2012-02-28 @ 10:26:58

    Actually, Evan, I would argue that on this site in particular, you are extremely unique ;)

    The Human Condition According to Jason Silva

  • 2012-02-21 @ 10:56:04

    As if someone born privileged cannot have a solid understanding of the world? Not all white American males are created equal. This site would not exist if it wasn’t for a certain white American male …ahem.

    The Human Condition According to Jason Silva

  • 2012-02-14 @ 18:12:01

    I don’t think I can tell anyone why they need to change. The urge to change, above anything else, comes from within. Like Morpheus said, ‘I can only show you the door, you’re the one that has to walk through it.’ My job on here is to show the avenues of change, and the best way to get on those paths. That’s all I can do.

    3 Killer Tips for Changing Yourself

  • 2012-02-12 @ 20:33:25

    Lucid dreams and drug highs are completely different. Unless you’re talking about DMT or Ibogaine, you’re never going to get nearly as non-physical of an experience as in the dream realm. Secondly, if you do the work, you can have a lucid dream every night and remember them. Experienced lucid dreamers have no problem attaining lucidity and remembering their dreams clearly.

    Advanced Lucid Dreaming Techniques

  • 2011-12-14 @ 14:17:57

    Thanks Tommy! This was my first real expedition so I can’t say much about places being beginner vs. expert. I can say that Thailand is a great first place because:

    – it’s extremely cheap
    – traveling around it is very easy via bus or train (a bus trip across the entire country would cost around $50)
    – perfect weather so you can pack light
    – there are tons of backpackers there so it’s easy to find people to travel with and learn from

    10 Unconventional Insights From 3 Months in Thailand and Laos

  • 2011-12-06 @ 17:30:16

    Because of the joint and HIGH Existence haha. That was the original meaning believe it or not. Then I decided these concepts should reach an audience outside of the stoner community. However one of the polls showed that the majority of HEthens have smoked weed so maybe it doesn’t misrepresent after all…

    What Would Good Guy Greg Do?

  • 2011-12-06 @ 17:28:42

    Haha okay sure thing, Leon

    What Would Good Guy Greg Do?

  • 2011-11-28 @ 23:33:23

    You don’t do that already..? Haha jk. Good one, Leon

    What Would Good Guy Greg Do?

  • 2011-11-28 @ 23:32:28

    Hahaha that one is going up for sure!

    What Would Good Guy Greg Do?

  • 2011-11-16 @ 06:06:48

    Hahaha

    7 Words For Starting Your Day Off Right

  • 2011-11-08 @ 15:31:31

    Well if I’m addicted to efficiency, and this technique is highly efficient, I would sober from efficiency for zero days? I thought it was amusing haha

    The End-All Productivity/Meditation Technique

  • 2011-11-08 @ 15:28:01

    Hey Gaje, yes I would only use this for activities considered to be ‘work’ — for me, driving isn’t one of them. Depending on your commute, that might be way too many stops off the road haha.

    Props on mastering the Dymaxion. You’re among a < 1% minority. This is a perfect supplement to any polyphasic cycle.

    The End-All Productivity/Meditation Technique

  • 2011-10-29 @ 03:23:46

    Yes those are all present when you’re in the initial stage of poly — sleep deprivation. It can make you feel absolutely horrible.

    Alternative Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours!

  • 2011-10-27 @ 13:05:43

    That live-with actually sounds very subjective to me. If you woke up in the morning and said to yourself, ‘Today I’m going to live in essence!’ — how would you feel throughout that day?

    The first thought that comes to my mind is attempting to live without ego, to look upon the world with a constant smile, almost like you’re a child again. When you’re young, you are living in essence because you haven’t yet developed beyond your essence yet. Sounds good to me :)

    7-Day Thought Challenges (Live-With’s)

  • 2011-10-25 @ 21:36:12

    Whatever resonates the best with you! Or perhaps something that you’re not too good at right now. Whatever you choose, you can always switch to another one later.

    7-Day Thought Challenges (Live-With’s)

  • 2011-10-25 @ 21:34:57

    Hey James, refer to my answer to @Alex below

    7-Day Thought Challenges (Live-With’s)

  • 2011-10-25 @ 21:34:14

    Hey Alex, long time no talk :)

    Psych out the VOJ – Seeing your inner voice, that nagging voice in your head, as a separate entity and doing your best to mess with it. For example, if it’s tell you to not ask this question, or not talk to that cute girl, talk back and say ‘oh give me a break, stop being such a pussy, VOJ.’ Just like how you would psych out one of your friends, psych out that debilitating inner voice that isn’t you!

    Yes or No – Everything in life, moment by moment, is a choice between Yes or No. This live-with makes you live more consciously because you’re bringing up the question constantly and choosing, instead of semi-choosing unconsciously. For example, there is a cute girl over there, I am going to go talk to her, or am I not? There is a party tonight with people that don’t share my values, but I like partying — am I going to go or not?

    Don’t Worry, Just Do It – @Bryan got this right. The more you think about something, the worse you make it for yourself. For example, pickup artists say that you should approach a girl within the first 5 seconds of seeing her or you will psych yourself out. Same goes for school assignments, work, family gatherings, etc. Don’t think about it and make it more difficult, just do it!

    7-Day Thought Challenges (Live-With’s)

  • 2011-10-23 @ 21:39:51

    Hey Warren, Shaolin Soccer was great, but a bit too similar to Kung Fu Hustel (my favorite of the two) to include on this list. I was just thinking of including ‘The good, the bad and the weird’ on the next list! What a fantastic and unique film.

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

  • 2011-09-10 @ 13:37:11

    Just because you’ve seen them doesn’t mean most people haven’t :) I’m going to do a follow-up with a more obscure list.

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

  • 2011-09-09 @ 12:28:44

    I completely forgot about The Matador! Such a great movie.

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

  • 2011-08-26 @ 13:16:05

    He would! He’s a fearful guy ;)

    HE Life Lesson #1: Love or Fear

  • 2011-08-26 @ 08:48:09

    Yes, I think that fear, worry, jealousy, spite, anger, etc. are all by-products of fear.

    HE Life Lesson #1: Love or Fear

  • 2011-08-09 @ 09:58:27

    Netflix streaming availability is music to my ears :) The Nines sounds fascinating, will be watching that one asap.

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

  • 2011-08-09 @ 09:55:16

    I’ve been meaning to see Bronson, will be watching that tonight. Le Prophete was PHENOMENAL. I can’t believe I forgot about that one for this list. It will be added.

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

  • 2011-08-09 @ 09:52:15

    What?! That was one of my favorites on the list. You’ll have to explain yourself Kiesha Jean. I thought Finding Neverland was overrated. I think they tried to hard to make it indie, so much that it hurt.

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

  • 2011-08-09 @ 09:50:20

    Adding it to my list :)

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

  • 2011-08-09 @ 09:20:15

    Love your suggestions, Lucas. I’ve seen them all besides SLC Punk which I’ll be watching soon. Into the Wild is too perfect of a match for HE not to add to this list, as is I Heart Huckabees and What the Bleep. I think I will end up adding more than 5…haha. Do you think most people have not seen American Beauty? It won a bunch of Academy Awards which is why I chose not to put it on this list. Btw if you haven’t seen Magnolia, it’s extremely similar in tone to American Beauty — dark and slightly depressing, but sooooo good.

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

  • 2011-08-09 @ 09:12:08

    I think most people have seen Fight Club, no?

    25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

  • 2011-06-23 @ 14:28:54

    Living just fine and living optimally are two different things :) Google it and you’ll find a wealth of information supporting what I mentioned. http://www.highexistence.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form

    50 Life Secrets and Tips Pt. 2

  • 2011-06-18 @ 09:58:33

    Yup that’s me :) Although I will say I know that anyone can adapt to these cycles if the desire is present. I’ve personally watched my monophasic sleep cycle change between needing 6 and 9 hours for me to feel fully rested. It’s all about what I’ve allowed (or forced) my body to become used to over the recent week. Having said that, these polyphasic cycles are so vastly different than monophasic sleep. You’re essentially overwriting your body’s old sleep needs by changing the schedule for REM sleep. Thus I don’t think your need for more or less than 8 hours per night has anything to do with your ability to switch over.

    Alex, you need pretty badass from what I’ve read from you in the discussions. I challenge you to try it again :) The everyman specifically.

    Alternative Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours!

  • 2011-06-16 @ 14:14:35

    Haha thanks Caitlin :)

    50 Life Secrets and Tips Pt. 2

  • 2011-06-15 @ 15:11:35

    Hey Keith, that first one was more about exaggerating ‘great’ to ‘amazing’ rather than ‘pretty good’ to’fantastic.’ I don’t want to give people completely false confidence, but if you’re already giving a rather strong compliment, why not make it a bit stronger? :)

    And thanks, I’m glad it was able to live up to the response to the first 50.

    50 Life Secrets and Tips Pt. 2

  • 2011-06-15 @ 15:09:38

    Thanks for pointing those out for me Bryan. The reference to walking on water is now linked to the video, I think we might be talking about the same one. These guys successfully run on water, aided by some water-proof running shoes. They’re getting 30 or so feet into deep water. It’s pretty amazing.

    50 Life Secrets and Tips Pt. 2

  • 2011-06-14 @ 11:15:35

    Hey Rachel, that is the message of #47. Maybe I need to re-word it :)

    50 Life Secrets and Tips Pt. 2

  • 2011-06-09 @ 21:00:29

    I’ve never had a problem and I’ve driven high hundreds of times. If anything you are more careful. There are also scientific experiments that have proven sober drives are worse than high drivers.

    Why Marijuana is Illegal (Ridiculous)

  • 2011-05-09 @ 16:01:32

    http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/ayahuasca/ayahuasca.shtml

    Ayahuasca: A Story of Death, Rebirth and Love

  • 2011-04-18 @ 22:40:08

    YOU are asking this Devin? People should be asking you for that answer! :) Well if you want it that badly, why do you need something to spark it? Maybe I’m misunderstanding your question..?

    A Brief Note on Tremendous Desire

  • 2011-04-12 @ 18:51:03

    Thanks Mike! I almost have too many articles lined up now so it won’t be stopping anytime soon :)

    This Will Blow Your Mind in 60 Seconds: The Power of Choice

  • 2011-04-12 @ 18:50:05

    It is very frustrating at first, Dave. We hate taking responsibility for anything, let alone our moment-to-moment emotions! But this single concept is the most important lesson I could impart to anyone. It’s applications are endless.

    This Will Blow Your Mind in 60 Seconds: The Power of Choice

  • 2011-04-12 @ 18:48:14

    THANK you for mentioning that book! I read it a while back and have been wanting to recommend it to so many people but forgot the name. I have never read a book more simple, yet efficient at explaining this whole concept. It’s a great and, like you said, (too) short read.

    This Will Blow Your Mind in 60 Seconds: The Power of Choice

  • 2011-04-12 @ 18:46:12

    Hey Ernst, yeah send an article my way and I’ll gladly edit it and/or publish it :) I wrote a verrrry basic article on NLP a while back but it wasn’t specific on techniques because the only legitimate courses I could find at the time were expensive. Where are you learning about it now?

    This Will Blow Your Mind in 60 Seconds: The Power of Choice

  • 2011-04-04 @ 23:15:42

    I completely agree, Annie. Hill could not have been more spot-on about the super-powers. When you really want something and you think about it constantly, it feels as though the entire universe is working to make it happen for you! I’ve found this effect to be greatly amplified with meditation and having an overall attitude of “go with the flow.”

    Thank you for that last comment :) I’m really happy to hear that this site has been so helpful to you along your journey.

    <3 Jordan

    A Brief Note on Tremendous Desire

  • 2011-04-04 @ 23:11:59

    So glad to hear this site was found by you at the perfect time! I think the internet is a wonderful source of serendipity. I don’t know how many time I’ve been facing a problem and the answers has come via some random website. I wish you the best of luck in your journey towards health!

    <3 Jordan

    A Brief Note on Tremendous Desire

  • 2011-04-04 @ 23:09:32

    Glad I could help, Allie :)

    A Brief Note on Tremendous Desire

  • 2011-04-03 @ 22:24:19

    For me, the urge has always been there. Ever since I was very young, I wanted to do great things. Different people are going to have different inherent urges or desires but we all need to make those desires as important as breathing :)

    I came across that little story about the monk and it really resonated with me. I’ve been content with HighExistence being a popular, but not EXPLOSIVE site and now I am shifting that desire.

    A Brief Note on Tremendous Desire

  • 2011-03-21 @ 14:47:35

    I hadn’t thought about that before, Jackie. I suppose writing in that way is just engrained, like using the pronoun ‘he’ to represent the generic person instead of ‘he or she.’ I will keep that in mind while writing from now on :) I would hate to know that I am alienating homosexual readers. Thank you for pointing that out!

    50 Life Secrets and Tips

  • 2011-03-21 @ 14:44:54

    Ah good point, Ann. I would hope that would be a given but you never know!

    Altru-Hedonism: A New Perspective on Pleasure & Helping Others

  • 2011-03-15 @ 16:38:30

    Thanks Mike. I try to make the images as eye-catching as possible so people won’t miss out on good content because of a boring pic. Especially since most people find HE through Stumble where it’s so easy to just keep hitting the stumble button haha

    Altru-Hedonism: A New Perspective on Pleasure & Helping Others

  • 2011-03-15 @ 16:37:18

    Alright sounds like I posted this at the perfect time! Good luck in your search for a selfless way to server yourself and others :)

    Altru-Hedonism: A New Perspective on Pleasure & Helping Others

  • 2011-03-11 @ 12:41:05

    Most definitely, Ashleigh. It’s so easy to take the internet for granted despite it’s huge effect on our culture and daily lives.

    The Internet Revolution: It’s Much Bigger Than You Think

  • 2011-02-28 @ 00:43:26

    Shhh no one is supposed to know those are prettier and more hopefully more effective ways so ask ‘Are you a procrastinator?’ :) I think the wonderful thing about life is that we will never be fully satisfied because even perfection would get boring. This post was more aimed at people who know they could easily be better.

    I Challenge You. Right Here. Right now.

  • 2011-02-21 @ 22:43:37

    I’m not sure I’m understanding your point — what would this be selling or advertising? This site is filled with other much more detailed articles on how to better yourself. I think a frank and to-the-point post like this can be powerful in it’s simplicity. Even for people that have read every post on their site, this could serve as a good reminder. I revert back to old habits from more often than I would like to… reminders are great.

    I Challenge You. Right Here. Right now.

  • 2011-02-13 @ 11:03:11

    It’s almost easier for me to love the negative people because I feel sorry for them! How miserable must be be feeling to be constantly so negative? They need move much more than positive people and I’m ready to give it to them.

    The Love Experiment: Conclusions

  • 2011-02-13 @ 11:01:39

    The website had been upgraded many days before that spike. The increase began on the first day I began trying to love as much as possible. Believe what you want but I’m sticking with love being a part of law of attraction

    The Love Experiment: Conclusions

  • 2011-02-10 @ 17:34:04

    Wow Jane I feel for you! It is flat-out amazing that you’re trying to use love to forgive him. It would take every thing in me to attempt that if my lover confessed to cheating on me. My loves goes out to both of you: to him for his (eventual) honesty and guilt, and to you for your strength and ability to love. Who knows, this may turn out to bring you closer together or maybe give you insight into what you want to change in your life. It happened, so it must be for a good reason :) <3

    The Love Experiment: Conclusions

  • 2011-02-10 @ 17:29:29

    Matthias, I think you hit it on the nose when you said love should be an antidote, not a weapon. Whenever I had a angry thought, I enjoyed laughing at my momentary slip and then completely enveloping that thought in love. Such a great feeling! I’ve been eating an extra amount these last few days for a weight-training experiment so I can’t really comment on how fasting would affect love haha. I imagine it would be difficult though! Maybe one experiment at a time is a good rule?

    The Love Experiment: Conclusions

  • 2011-02-09 @ 18:19:13

    Becca, your comment nearly trounces the entire article in the level of love and positivity it brings to the reader :)
    This week has been the closest I have ever come to constant meditation and I am going to continue it for the rest of my life. Even if I find myself annoyed with some person who’s cut me off on the road, I can easily catch myself and send out some positive thoughts towards the person as they drive away. It feels so good! If anyone out there is a hedonist, try loving unconditionally because it’s the ultimate self-induced pleasure.
    Thank you for your lovely comment, Becca <3

    The Love Experiment: Introduction

  • 2011-02-09 @ 18:13:44

    Alex — I sent you a message with some more personal advice in this morning

    The Love Experiment: Introduction

  • 2011-02-07 @ 19:56:57

    Do you have any pets? If so do you know that feeling when you see them and they’re “so cute” that you just want to squeeze them to death? Or maybe a girl that’s been in your life whom the thought of hugging would make you smile uncontrollably? Or how about hugging your mom? You have to love something in your life :) The hard part is picking the thing that elicits the strongest feeling of love

    The Love Experiment: Introduction

  • 2011-02-04 @ 17:06:20

    There are some things that will make you smile that aren’t necessarily funny :)

    I Dare You Not To Smile While Watching These Videos

  • 2011-02-03 @ 19:01:00

    We are only limited by what we believe we cannot do

    I Dare You Not To Smile While Watching These Videos

  • 2011-02-03 @ 19:00:09

    Haha ya that one always get’s me. Although I couldn’t get past the Monkey one haha

    I Dare You Not To Smile While Watching These Videos

  • 2011-02-03 @ 12:52:36

    That’s a great story Venita! Have you also noticed that you’ve run into less horrible drivers since you’ve stopped resisting them? That’s what happened to me when I got my road-rage in check. I also have a good friend that is the angriest driver I know and I never see as many poor drivers as when I’m in the car with him haha. What you resist persists :)

    The Love Experiment: Introduction

  • 2011-02-02 @ 13:54:58

    Shh don’t tell anyone but I’ve been doing this for 3 days… but I’ll step it up even MORE for the official 7 days. I only put the start date 2 days after the article so as many people could see it as possible and feel like they were there for the whole 7 days.

    Oh and these 3 days have been fantastic. Can’t wait to share. One more day!

    The Love Experiment: Introduction

  • 2011-02-01 @ 02:03:54

    You’re very welcome Simone. That was my hope :)

    20 Ways to Feel ALIVE!!!!!!

  • 2011-01-27 @ 10:10:24

    Thanks Brian! Glad I could get you motivated :) Keep it up, websites just take time

    The Quick & Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Website

  • 2011-01-27 @ 10:09:32

    I don’t make any money off of HighExistence besides the occasional affiliate product purchase. I make money through my other two websites: www.iPhoneMerchants.com and www.Moblized.com. I could have ads on HE and make some legitimate money but up until now I didn’t think it was worth putting eyesore ads on the site. Although that could change in the future if I get a nice ad agency to put relevant ads on HE, allowing me to pay for new features and contests, etc.

    The Quick & Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Website

  • 2011-01-27 @ 10:07:31

    But if you don’t have money to pay someone (like most people who make websites in order to make money) then this is a completely do-able alternative. Telling people to pay for websites so they can make money can be a nasty Catch-22. If you want something bad enough, you can learn to do it just fine. And it’s fun!

    The Quick & Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Website

  • 2011-01-27 @ 10:05:55

    Okay I’ll add a line clarifying that — I am NOT saying God is good and Not-God is bad. It’s just continuing the analogy. I am an agnostic and am very opposed to organized religion — so trust me I don’t think God = Good haha

    This Will Change Your Life.

  • 2011-01-25 @ 13:17:51

    I’ve used MediaTemple before too and you’re paying more for a pretty back-end than for good service.. Their Grid-service is overpriced and it’s not any more reliable than the basic hosting services mentioned in the article. Plus their customer service is SLOOOWWWWW and they do let your sites go down, make no mistake. Their services that cost above $50/month are good, but I’m getting 4 times as much RAM and twice as much storage with LiquidWeb/StormOnDemand hosting for the same price.

    If you are looking to pay $50 a month, LiquidWeb hosting is GODLIKE. You can live-chat, call or email them 24/7 with any questions. They even went in and optimized my caching plugin for me for no extra charge. I’ve been using them for 2 months now and will never go back :)

    Sorry to disagree so harshly Kiesha! Everyone else, she does know her stuff when it comes to websites. Please do bother her with questions :)

    The Quick & Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Website

  • 2011-01-25 @ 13:04:14

    I had to write it for that very reason, Ben. Surprisingly that has been the #1 question I have been asked via email and I was tired of having to type it all out haha

    The Quick & Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Website

  • 2011-01-25 @ 13:02:49

    Hey Jason, I hope you didn’t get ripped off too bad! However you should know that despite the simplicity of this guide, it’s still a pretty big headache getting everything setup and running correctly. So you might have not made such a bad decision

    The Quick & Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Website

  • 2011-01-24 @ 21:50:04

    Actually this article was written by a great guy named Krish. He’s new to blogging but has some excellent ideas. Look out for more great articles from him in the near future!

    10 Reasons Why You Might Be Failing (& How to Change That)

  • 2011-01-24 @ 01:51:16

    Devin, that thing with viewing texts the wrong way happens to me all the time. It’s the curse of an overactive brain I think :) Generally what I do is take a few deep breaths and remind myself (out loud if I’m alone) that everything is happening just as it should in the perfect time. Nothing is wrong in a single moment. Really the only way we become unhappy is if we resists reality. If you just accept what is happening, you’ll never have a reason to frown.

    And specifically for the texting thing, I find that kind of thinking to be REALLY bad because girls seem to have some crazy sixth-sense and can sense when we’re not feeling confident. It’s definitely a turn off. So to change that up, apply the same principal as above. I would say to myself, “Whether or not she said that because I screwed up is really not an issue because 1) It already happened and I can’t change it & 2) I’ll find out later so why spend time worrying about it now?”

    I’m also sending you a message with some other good stuff

    This Will Change Your Life.

  • 2011-01-22 @ 21:28:41

    Hey Thomas, ya that makes sense. If you sleep to much, you will wake up tired like you didn’t sleep enough. Try to stick within the 6-8 hour mark and you’ll feel better upon waking. You might also want to step it up and try to wake up after an period of sleep that is a multiple of 90 minutes, eg. 3, 4.5, 6 or 7.5 hours. That way you’ll most likely wake up following a complete REM cycle so you won’t experience any grogginess.

    How to Become an Early Riser

  • 2011-01-22 @ 13:44:10

    Same here, Alex. Before hitting the age of 18, I used to love finding things to be miserable about. It was almost fun in a way, but only because I was already unhappy.

    This Will Change Your Life.

  • 2011-01-22 @ 13:42:57

    According to the latest poll, it seems a lot of people have almost no friends who thing like they do. That’s why I’m so excited about this community because it will provide at least an online alternative :)

    10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

  • 2011-01-21 @ 10:13:57

    People would definitely buy that. Especially when you consider how much useless crap people buy all the time — why wouldn’t they want a badass USB drive? It’s all about what’s new and cool, not necessarily functional or necessary :)

    10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

  • 2011-01-19 @ 01:54:58

    I did not until I googled it and it’s crazy but I have a article draft talking about that exact idea. It’s currently entitled “How do you really know anything?” I always call upon that concept when people immediately rule something out as being impossible. Just because we can’t imagine it or sense it doesn’t mean it’s not possible :)

    This Will Change Your Life.

  • 2011-01-19 @ 01:53:16

    Hey Raghul, that’s awesome! It definitely takes balls to take road less traveled so props to you. What kind of things do you like to create?

    10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

  • 2011-01-19 @ 01:51:56

    Totally Brittney. I’m not sure what the implications of this rebirth are, but it’s a beautiful way of looking at life.

    The Last Question

  • 2011-01-19 @ 01:50:57

    You’re hit the nail on the head, Venita. I think that holds true for most of the things I write about on HE — simple but difficult to fully implement. Rewiring your subconscious so you actually believe what you are thinking is a tough. That’s where meditation really comes in handy

    This Will Change Your Life.

  • 2011-01-18 @ 14:08:46

    Hey Erica,

    Sorry for the delay on that article. It’s a huge undertaking and fine-tuning the community is taking up all my time right now. If you’re really anxious there are many other articles like it on the web! Google something like ‘ultimate guide to starting your own website’ and something will surely come up :)

    10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

  • 2011-01-17 @ 20:00:57

    True. Well his blog’s tagline is “Personal Development for Smart People” haha. I guess you should expect a degree of supremacy when you read his stuff

    10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

  • 2011-01-17 @ 19:59:20

    I like that Chris. I think it could perplex some people even further but if you understand it, it’s simple and to the point

    This Will Change Your Life.

  • 2011-01-17 @ 19:57:56

    Haha thanks for the laugh, Joseph

    18 Thought Provoking Questions

  • 2011-01-17 @ 19:56:31

    Thanks superklien, all I’m trying to do is make a positive difference, if even a small one. Ya Bill Hicks is so great because he’s hilarious AND is able to explain the idiocy behind certain things so simply. He’s one of my favorite comedians for sure.

    This Will Change Your Life.

  • 2011-01-17 @ 19:54:18

    Thanks Naren :) Just fixed that typo.

    This Will Change Your Life.

  • 2011-01-17 @ 19:53:11

    Thanks for pointing that out Jessica, what a pivotal sentence to have a typo in haha. Ya I didn’t do too well with 2010’s resolutions either. But hey, most people don’t make it through 2 days with their resolutions. Now you have a whole new year to try out being positive!

    This Will Change Your Life.