Can Meditation Cure Mental Illnesses?

In an environment where meditation is being promoted for a whole range of mental health problems, a line should be drawn between the problems meditation can help with, and those it can’t. There’s a tendency in spiritual communities to infer spiritual causes to well-known and documented medical conditions. If you look for it, you’ll find […]

Training as a meditation teacher with Culadasa

Culadasa teacher training

As many of you know, I’ve always been more than happy to answer your meditation-related questions by email or directly here, in the comment section. Teaching meditation is something I find enjoyable and beneficial for others and myself. A few months ago, i read about an opportunity to apply for a teacher training course with […]

On Sharing Wisdom

Live your wisdom

There are certain things we wish everyone realized. Have you ever felt a craving to make people realize certain truths, or to transform the way they see the world? If you follow my blog, you know I’m committed to help people think freely and live as their own masters. This desire led me to start this […]

3 Metamorphoses: Nietzsche’s Map of Human Growth

Friedrich Nietzsche

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, […]

Freedom from comfort

Freedom from comfort

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. […]

How I Live Free

Live free

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.

Meditation Positions – How to Sit for Meditation

Meditation position

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.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Dropping out of College

Dropping out of college

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.