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4 Ways to Lose Your Mind and Build a New One

"I saw that my life was a vast glowing page and I could do anything I wanted." ~ Jack Kerouac Losing one’s mind has a...

Lone Wolf Medicine: The Power of a Peripheral Lifestyle

"The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in...

7 Ways to Increase Self-awareness

We all want to increase our self-awareness. But there’s a fine line between lost and found, sense and nonsense, awareness and ignorance, self and...

Three Reasons Why Just Being Alive is Not Enough

“You think you are alive because you breathe air? Shame on you, that you are alive in such a limited way. Don’t be without...

Non-being, Nothingness, and the Power of the Nexus

“Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes...

6 Things to Learn about Happiness from being on Retreat

Some of us are lucky and are either born knowing how to self nurture and self love, or are mindfully taught and learn...

6 Famous Hermits Who Have Made History

"One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude." ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe To achieve hermit status one needs to submerge themselves...

The Ugly Duckling as a Metaphor for Enlightenment

“The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It's not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being;...

Dreams of our Childhood: The Poetics of Space

“We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was...

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