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Best of HighExistence: Top 15 Articles On Meditation and Mindfulness

Check out the best mindfulness meditation articles ever published on the HighExistence website!

Jon Brooks

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

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

Jordan Bates

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

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

Jordan Bates

18 Rare Aldous Huxley Quotes to Upgrade Your Grey Matter

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

Jordan Bates

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

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

Jordan Bates

The Medical Gaze: Why Depression Should Not Be Reduced To Chemical Imbalance

I’ve been battling depression off and on since adolescence. A few months prior to getting...

Jonathan Toniolo

2 Rare, Heartwarming Video Clips of Terence McKenna Smoking Cannabis and Taking it Easy

Every once in a while you stumble upon a beautiful artifact in the depths of YouTube, and you're suddenly overcome with gratitude.

ZARATHUSTRA SMITH

Spiritual Bypassing: How Spirituality Sabotaged My Growth

If you consider yourself spiritual, you *need* to learn about spiritual bypassing. This firsthand story could be the medicine you didn't know you required.

Jonathan Toniolo

What if Money Were No Object? — Alan Watts on the Meaning of (Your) Life

What would you want to do with your life if money were no object?

Beth MacDonald

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

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

Jordan Bates

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

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

Jordan Bates

19 Eye-Opening R. Crumb Quotes on Mass Culture, Psychedelics, Art, Being Human, & the 1960s Counterculture

R. Crumb was one of the most notorious and influential countercultural artists of the 20th century. Here's a beautiful peek inside his expansive mind.

ZARATHUSTRA SMITH

40 Alan Watts Quotes to Quench Your Existential Thirst

40 Alan Watts quotes that deserve to be read 40 times.

Beth MacDonald