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Make Your Life Less Complicated and Enjoy Simplicity

“There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity, that we sometimes do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions.” – Dallin H. Oaks Life is complicated. Relationships are complicated. Friendships are complicated. Life choices are complicated. Or are they? Is it possible that our excessive need to complicate life is just merely giving us something to do? In our utter and complet... »

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Breaking the Chain of Obedience

“The man who can face vilification and disgrace, who can stand up against the popular current, even against his friends and his country when he knows he is right, who can defy those in authority over him, who can take punishment and prison and remain steadfast—that is a man of courage. But do you need much courage just to obey orders, to do as you are told and to fall in line with thousands of oth... »

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Crossing the Existential Rubicon

“I awoke only to find that the rest of the world was still asleep.” –Leonardo Da Vinci A Rubicon is any bounding or limiting line (comfort zone, mental paradigm, status quo), that seems risky or dangerous, or even impassable. “Crossing the Rubicon” is a metaphor for crossing a point of no return, or deliberately proceeding with a course of action where we know full well that there can be no going ... »

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Two Simple Steps Toward Authentic Freedom

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” –Buddha This quote, attributed to the Buddha, holds the two keys toward achieving authentic freedom. In this article we will break down these two components, while creatively analyzing how and why they always work as long as they are followed. 1) Starting “You must live in the present, laun... »

Sacred Anger and the Power of Hard Love

Sacred Anger and the Power of Hard Love

“Love does not imply pacifism.” – Derrick Jensen As it stands, all of us are victims of an extremely unhealthy culture. In a culture of conquer-control-consume-repeat we are endlessly conquered, controlled, consumed and forced into repeating and facilitating this diabolical process to no end. We’re like a bunch of spoiled-rotten, whiny children, taking our vexations out on each other and the envir... »

7 Signs You May Be Experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul

7 Signs You May Be Experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul

“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.” ―Albert Camus When we are on the verge of uniting with the infinite wavelength of eternal vibration, our old frequency can sometimes go through a crisis of stasis. It buckles and bends trying to adjust itself and tune into the cosmic orchestra. We tend to doubt everything we’ve known to be true. In worst (best) case scenarios we tend to fall into a... »

6 Ways to Travel the World for Free

6 Ways to Travel the World for Free

When pangs of wanderlust strike, what do you do? Would you postpone your plans to travel until the economic situation improves or would you find ways to travel the world for free? If you choose the latter then read on, lets get into the real spirit of traveling. Travel agencies sell all-inclusive packages, tailor-made etc., is like going to the mall and picking a brand new watch. The real experien... »

No Freedom to Support Freedom for Tibet

It was a kind of protest that Mahatma Gandhi would have advocated. Peaceful protest and candlelight vigil for Tibet at the Gateway of India on April 10th. With full enthusiasm to support the Tibetans I along with a friend went there. When we reached, no sign of a candlelight vigil, no one was there. I went and approached a policeman standing close by to know what was happening, he informed me that... »

A Follow up on Tibet

A Follow up on Tibet

If you have not yet read the lives of the Tibetans in Dharamsala you should, it will give you a nice insight into their live. This post although will give you an insight into the protests that have been occurring around the world with the Beijing Olympics coming up. I’ll first disclose a little something I read on the New York Times, where people can send a letter to China, As a Tibetan, I t... »

The Lives of Tibetans in Exile

With the 2008 Olympic games hosted in China, Tibet seems to be the center of attraction, the Chinese have been occupying Tibet after the invasion in 1951 just how America invaded Iraq in 2003 and are still occupying it. The Chinese coincidentally also say the same as the Americans said about Iraq, that pre-liberation Tibet was a medieval, oppressive society consisting of landowners, serfs and slav... »