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Jester Guru Chronicles, Part 3: Breaking the Law

Jester Guru Chronicles, Part 3: Breaking the Law

“If you knew Time as well as I do … you wouldn’t talk about wasting it.” –Mad Hatter One night a few years back I dreamt that God and Satan were playing tennis, and no matter how much they played the score was always love-love. Upon awakening my heart became a little red trickster-god thumping its trickster melody in my chest. Each thrum was a question that placed the state of the world on “... »

Attachments: Breaking Free from What’s Weighing You Down

Attachments: Breaking Free from What’s Weighing You Down

“The root of suffering is attachment”- Buddha Attachments come in many forms; so much so that there are probably hundreds of attachments you are holding on to right now that you had no idea even existed. They come in the form of anything from beliefs (about ourselves and others), expectations of how situations should go or ways people should behave, to more obvious things like relationships & ... »

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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... »

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