Jordan Bates

Jordan Bates is the Co-Owner of HighExistence, Founder of Refine The Mind, and Creator of Escaping the Rat Race. Follow him on YouTube and Instagram. 🔥⚔️

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

In his dazzling autobiography, In My Own Way, Alan Watts manages not only to unfurl the captivating...

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Culture is Not Your Friend: Terence McKenna’s Radical Perspective

"What civilization is is 6 billion people trying to make themselves happy by standing on each other's shoulders and kicking each other's teeth in."

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

Please allow us to tell you a little backstory. The Blog Post That Sparked a Movement 50 Life...

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150 Philosophical Quotes About Life, Death, & Everything In-Between

150 rare gems of thought from some of history's greatest minds.

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30 Quotes of Genius to Reupholster Your Perspective

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ― Rudyard Kipling

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The Tao Te Ching & Taoism: A Chill Book, a Chill Philosophy

The Tao Te Ching is a philosophical masterpiece written by Lao Tzu. In this post you'll learn how to use his teachings to life a wise, meaningful life.

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Dominator vs. Partnership Cultures: A Profound Re-Telling of Human History

In this essay you'll learn the troubling history of society's evolving culture — how we ditched our empathetic "partnership" system for one founded on domination, and what hope there is looking...

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8 Books on Zen and Taoism to Liberate Your Mind and Heart

These eight books can help you to liberate yourself from day-to-day drama and the ebb and flow of mental states.

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The Poet Rilke’s Uncommon Wisdom on Love & Relationships

An inquiry into the meaning of love that combines a personal story with a poet's timeless wisdom.

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Cosmic Orgasm: An Enlightening Story of the Great Mystery of Existence

The reality in which you exist is an oceanic living mystery. Where are we? Who are we?

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We Are Verbs: Human Existence as Perpetual Becoming

Question: are you the same person going to bed as you are waking up? Are you the same person now as you were when you were 5-years-old? In this post we explore this difficult question.

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5 Major Philosophers’ Dizzying Ideas Translated into Matrix Morpheus Memes

What would happen if some of history's most famous philosophers were alive today and tried to condense their ideas into Internet memes?

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