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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."...

4 Things to Remember when You Feel Your Life is a...

"He who sees his life as a process of external perfection does not fear external events." ~ Leo Tolstoy Something strange happens to us as...

Cosmic Catharsis: Transforming Pain into Art

“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...

4 Ways to Inject Meaning into a Meaningless Universe

"Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you." ~ Jean Paul Sartre The ability to adapt is the ability to engineer meaning...

5 Signs You are Transcending the Illusion of Separation

"We are all just walking each other home." ~ Ram Dass The Third Dimension operates within the rules of separation and duality. What is beauty...

Jester Guru Chronicles, Part 8: You Are Going to Die!

“Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.” ~ Chinese Proverb There is nothing more inspiring nor more crippling than the following sentence: You are going...

Why You Should Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously

"Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will...

Joseph Campbell’s Four Basic Functions of Mythology

“It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into...

Spider Medicine: The Magic Elixir of Storytelling

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.” ~ Pablo Picasso Spider, as a metaphor for human creativity, is the ultimate artist. With her eight...

The Existential Black Hole: Discovering Your Own Will to Meaning

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl Imagine everything being taken from you. Imagine being stripped naked of all your possessions. All your property....

The Psychology of Probability

"We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination." ~ Sherlock HolmesOne of the most important keys to open-mindedness is the effective use of probability, specifically epistemic probability. Knowing how to utilize probability effectively prevents the mind from clinging too tightly to...

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