Month: November 2014

Second Birth of The Soul

At a certain point every idealist comes to a crossroads, a place where he realizes he must choose between two burdens; he can either suffer the opinions of the masses, or he can suffer the world’s resistance to his own. He must now decide if his suffering – and his life – is going to…

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Zoom Way Out

Imagine you are on a plane, reclining in your seat at cruising altitude – comfortably aware of the smooth, motionless flight. Now, imagine that below you, thirty-thousand feet beneath the fuselage where you reside, there is a single person going about their day. This single individual is the central character in their life – and like…

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The Storm

Wow. What a year it has been. It’s as if I am back in the good graces of the angels. I can’t fathom what I must have done to deserve this. This year felt like remembering. All that I have been, all that counted – all that I am; everything that matters in my heart has…

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Completely Uncommon Advice on Happiness from Robina Courtin

30-year Tibetan Buddhist Nun (and total bad ass) Robina Courtin delivered a talk at Google in 2008 that’s chock-full of immensely refreshing, yet completely uncommon advice on happiness, neurosis, and “being your own therapist”. Powerful, powerful stuff. Uncommon Advice on Happiness from Rebina Courtin’s 2008 Talk at Google: Be Your Own Therapist Overview from Youtube: We spend our…

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She Flies and Flies and Flies

Four, twenty-five-hundred-watt Halogens Shining from shore to sea As I stand on the sand, The green and white surf before me Illuminated and backlit, I can see perfectly, As I’m watching an Osprey – She’s flying ’round frantically Scattered circles, and dips, and dives She’s combing the surf, Where her prey normally thrives Unable to…

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The Heroes Journey: Sensing and Shaping Your Destiny Through Personal Mythology and Personal Myths

Gaining a Sense of Your Own Destiny Through Personal Mythology I think it’s incredibly important that each of us cultivate a knowing of our own personal mythology and a sense of our own destiny. These things intertwine past and future into a grand story – something bigger than our present circumstances. This [having a sense…

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Diving Deep into Unconditional Love through Psychedelics, Emotional Oneness, and The Four Immeasurables

I recently watched a video from Big Think featuring author, philosopher, neuroscientist, and rising mindfulness expert Sam Harris. In the video he discusses an experience he had at age 18 while on MDMA, and what caught my ear was that his account is perhaps one of the most perfect descriptions of unconditional love I have ever…

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