How to Endure The Pain of Life

The nineteenth-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer observed that nature is driven by an all-encompassing force, which he called Will, or more specifically, the Will-To-Live. This force is unconscious, aimless, and blind, and gives rise to an insatiable striving within human beings. We live our lives grasping, craving, and attaching ourselves to external things, and we […]

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The Beauty of What We Just Don’t Know

There’s this human tendency to find explanations for the things that we don’t understand. This tendency has been the birthplace of folklore and creation stories that are cornerstones of many religions. Imagine living in the tribal age, gazing at the stars on a clear night, illuminated by the light of a full moon. How mysterious […]

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Miyamoto Musashi | The Way of the Ronin

The Japanese word ‘rōnin’ describes a samurai without a master, who wanders alone. The status of a ronin varied across different time-periods. In a general sense, being a ronin implied failure. More specifically, a ronin had renounced the act of ‘seppuku’, which is a form of Japanese ritual suicide that was applied to restore honor […]

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What is Love?

Love is all you need. But what is it exactly? The contemporary concept of love revolves around the experience of blissful infatuation with another person. In most cases, it’s a bond between two people that includes physical attraction. The way we practise love has been changing over the years. For example: originating from the French […]

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Ending Your Inner Civil War

What drives people to war with themselves is the suspicion or the knowledge that they consist of two persons in opposition to one another. The conflict may be between the sensual and the spiritual man, or between the ego and the shadow. Carl Gustav Jung, CW11, Par 522 Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung observed that whatever […]

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Outsiders & Outcasts

As a deer in the wilds, unfettered, goes for forage wherever it wants: the wise person, valuing freedom, wanders alone like a rhinoceros. Sutta Pitaka, The Rhinoceros Sutra From the moment we are born as human beings, the people around us prepare us to fit the herd. We start out as being part of a […]

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The Art of Becoming Better

Isn’t it the case we should always stay true to ourselves? Which means that we ought to know who we are, and organize our lives in ways that are compatible with our personalities? When we look for a partner, for example, we look for someone that we’re compatible with, and in regards to education and […]

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Who Am I? 📽️

Who am I? Am I the mind? Am I the body that contains the mind? Am I a descendant of an alien race that, long ago, set foot on Earth? Am I created by God? The English philosopher, writer, and speaker Alan Watts believed that the most important question a human could ask is this: […]

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