Surrendering to the Law of Reversed Effort

"The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience."...

6 Ways to Heal Your Heart Chakra

“When you touch the celestial in your heart, you will realize that the beauty of your soul is so pure, so vast and so...

The Four Cardinal Virtues of Human Excellence According to Plato

“Wisdom is the leader: next follows moderation; and from the union of these two with courage springs justice.” ~ Plato Human excellence is the art...

With, or Without Purpose, That Is the Question

"A man's reach should exceed his grasp." ~ Robert Browning It turns out that life is a choose your own adventure. After you’ve answered Shakespeare's...

Finite and Infinite Heroism: Changing the Game of Life

"What limits people is that they don’t have the f*cking nerve or imagination to star in their own movie, let alone direct it." ~...

Humorous Nihilism: Having Fun with Meaninglessness

"What is a tragedy but a misunderstood comedy." ~ Shakespeare Nothing matters. We’re all going to die. Everything we’ve ever done, both as individuals and...

The Upside of the Downside: Excavating the Good from the Bad

"Be confused, it's where you begin to learn new things. Be broken, it's where you begin to heal. Be frustrated, it's where you start...

Badass Buddha vs. Bystander Buddha

"There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: Not going all the way, and not starting." ~ Unknown As with most...

Creatively Thriving Over Merely Surviving

"I run. I read. I work. When I do these things I’m not smiling or beaming with joy. I’m not happy. In truth, when...

Harnessing Chaos in a Risk-averse World

"Chaos, leave me never. Keep me wild and keep me free so that my brokenness will be the only beauty the world will see."...