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On Sharing Wisdom

By Gabriel Rocheleau | March 1, 2017

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…

Friedrich Nietzsche

3 Metamorphoses: Nietzsche’s Map of Human Growth

By Gabriel Rocheleau | December 15, 2016

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

By Gabriel Rocheleau | August 4, 2016

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.…

Live free

How I Live Free

By Gabriel Rocheleau | May 29, 2016

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.

Emptiness

Feeling Empty? Don’t Try Filling the Void

By Gabriel Rocheleau | July 24, 2015

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”.

Stop distracting yourself

Stop distracting yourself

By Gabriel Rocheleau | July 16, 2015

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…

Creative Thinking

How to Think Outside the Box: The Art of Creative Thinking

By Gabriel Rocheleau | June 9, 2015

Thinking outside the box is the ability to come up with new and unconventional ideas. Creative thinking is something we are born with, but learn to forget. Buried under structures and concepts, our inner creativity is imprisoned. Here’s how to let it loose.

Sleep Paralysis attack

What Is Sleep Paralysis and How to Deal With It

By Gabriel Rocheleau | May 27, 2013

What if you woke up paralyzed? A dark and spine-chilling entity approaches your bed, looking straight in your eyes and smiling threateningly ; it knows you can’t move. It slowly climbs your bed, staring at you malevolently. It moves over your chest and you feel its extreme weight preventing you from breathing. You desperately try shouting for help, but no sound comes out of your mouth. Sounds like a nightmare? No. This is a documented medical condition known as sleep paralysis … and it’ll happen at least once to most people!

How to Lucid Dream: Learn to Control your Dreams!

By Gabriel Rocheleau | April 12, 2013

What is a lucid dream? In a lucid dream, you are aware that you’re dreaming. This allows you to vividly experience and remember your dreams. But most importantly, you can control them. Although lucid dreams can occur spontaneously, lucid dreaming is a skill that can quickly be learned by anyone. Lucid dreams are similar to…