In his masterpiece Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche presents a beautiful and profound metaphor for human evolution. “Three metamorphoses of the spirit have I designated to you: how the spirit became a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child.” Nietzsche represents the stages of human growth with four creatures : the Spirit, […]
As a kid, I played a game called The Sims, a life simulation game in which you create virtual people called Sims and help them satisfy their desires. Each Sim had its own set of meters for energy, appetite, hygiene and several more needs. A meter I found particularly interesting was comfort. Not unlike humans, Sims got moody when they stood up for a while or faced prolonged discomfort. […]
I value freedom more than anything else, and I’m willing to heavily sacrifice to lead a free and independent life. I therefore live in a way that differs from mainstream culture, but which I find incredibly more satisfying. I’d like to share with you some of the choices I’ve made over the years to live as freely as possible.
Readers have been asking me what meditation position they should adopt. However, the best way to learn how to sit for meditation is not by reading about it, so I recorded a video in which I demonstrate 4 basic meditation positions. Let me know what you think about this format. If you prefer, you can also read the content below.
For a lot of young adults, higher education is losing its appeal. People are starting to realize that a degree doesn’t guarantee success or happiness. Graduates struggle to find meaningful and interesting work, or end up overqualified. But is dropping out of college a better option?
Dropping out of college isn’t for everyone. This article is not for those too lazy to go through school and looking for an easy way out. But if you feel an inner calling for something more, keep reading.
Feeling empty? Great, this is a door to freedom.
In a world that encourages activity, emptiness is considered a waste.
Our habit of constantly filling up space makes us dependent. Since we can’t deal with lack of movement, we lower the bar for what we accept in our actions and thoughts. Everything becomes better than nothing. We readily accept mediocrity.
You can break out of this. Life exists outside of “doing stuff”.
Do you spend most of your free time distracting yourself? Texting while sitting on the toilet. Watching TV before you fall asleep and checking Facebook during the commercials. Talking constantly to break the anxiety of silence. Making plans while never getting anything done. Distractions are not fun anyway. They’re even tiring. So why do you […]