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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...

Understanding the Three Gunas, the Primary Forces of Existence

“Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas, — these Gunas, O mighty-armed, born of Prakriti, bind fast in the body the indestructible embodied one.” ~ Bhagavad Gita,...

Genius and Grit: Five Reasons why Perseverance Trumps Talent

“Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” ~ Jon Acuff Genius is more about grit than giftedness, more about courage than capacity. Grit...

7 Children’s Films that Deliver a Spiritual Message

"A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be curious, and to fight tirelessly for something."...

3 Ways to Help Children Lead a More Mindful Existence

“Parenting is one of the most challenging, demanding, and stressful jobs on the planet. It is also one of the most important, for...

Five Existential Philosophers and Their Contribution to Human Wisdom

“For philosophy to rule it is not necessary that philosophers be rulers, nor even for rulers to be philosophers. For philosophy to rule it...

Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read

“Poetry Forgive me for having helped you understand You’re not made of words alone.” ~ Roque Dalton Poetry is spiritual blood, spilling from the pen as though...

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