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Between Everything and Nothing: The Vicissitudes of Love and Wisdom

 “Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything and between the two my life moves.” ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj What does it...

Interpreting the Native American Medicine Wheel

The Native American medicine wheel is a universal symbol used in many native tribes. Its meaning is versatile, depending on the tribe and personal...

The Soul or Ego ~ Which one Interprets Your Life Patterns?

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know”. ~ Pema Chodron Human lives are made up of themes, patterns, archetypes...

8 Beatles Songs Which Carry a Transcendental Message

Ah, The Beatles. Did they achieve their purpose on earth by expressing the true resplendence of their souls... or were they just at the front...

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...

50 Existential Movies You Might Have Recommended

Movies aren’t only meant to entertain, there are some that convey deep messages, stir emotions, challenge your deep-rooted beliefs and question the reality you...

7 Books That Will Shatter Your Perception of Reality

“Beware of the person of one book.” ~ Thomas Aquinas There are books that steady us, that calm and soothe us, that make us feel all...

Existential Masochism: The Power of Transforming Pain into Wisdom

“The cure for pain is in the pain.” ~ Rumi Most of us cringe at the idea of masochism. Pleasure in pain? Seriously?! What could...

The Philosophical Wrecking Ball: Protecting Us from Our Yearning for Certainty

“What I understand of “philosopher”: a terrible explosive in the presence of which everything is in danger.” ~ Nietzsche The thing that makes philosophy useful (when it’s done well) is that it keeps all the other domains of knowledge in check. This includes, especially, the domain of philosophy. No mode...

The Power of Inverse Reasoning

"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher." ~ Ambrose BierceAlong with the art of questioning to the nth degree, there is another philosophical skill we can learn that can turn the tables on what we think we know about reality - inverse...

The Psychology of Divergence, Part One

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa Divergent was a best-selling novel by Veronica Roth that was turned into an action film in 2014. It's based in a dystopian future society that is divided into five factions, which serve to maintain social order and control over...

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