self mastery

The Four Vital Transformations of the Modern Sage

  “My idea of the modern Stoic Sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.”...

The Nous & the Noose: Achieving Enlightenment Through Philosophical Contemplation

"We ought not even say that he will see, but he will be that which he sees, if indeed it is possible any longer...

Lao Tzu’s Four Rules for Living

Legend has it that when Lao Tzu was leaving civilization he was asked by a guard to write down a guide on how to...
Carl Jung on pain

Pleasure and Pain – A Saga of the Human Mind

“Pleasure is regarded as pain because of it's being mixed up with pain; and pleasure (accompanied by pain) is called pain in the same...
friedrich nietzsche german philosopher thoughts

Friedrich Nietzsche’s Workout for the Spirit

Wisdom of German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, is often overlooked due to an unfair reputation that precedes him. Lets explore his thought-provoking concepts that can...

The Philosophy of Painful Transcendence : Making Pain Your Greatest Teacher

"I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, and torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage."...
existential crisis

Existential Crisis and How to Overcome it

An existential crises is that point in our lives where we encounter the absurd as a formidable opponent. It has crept into our lives,...

How to Become an Overman (Übermensch) in Seven “Easy” Steps

"I teach you the Overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?... Man is a rope, tied...
Devolution

The Path of the Razor: Shedding the Superfluous

“In an atonal world one must oppose it in such a way that one compels it to tonalize itself.” –Slavoj Zizec “Entities should not be...

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