God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us toContinue reading “Nietzsche, Fight Club, and Growth Through Creative Destruction”
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” Søren Kierkegaard “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” Also Søren Kierkegaard This topic is probably a really good reason that my last couple articles have been lacking in depth. I’m rather intimidated to even attemptContinue reading “The Argument for Belief in the Unknown”
“Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself.” – Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kun Do “The only rules that really matter are these: what aContinue reading “All Potential Answers”
诀 曰: 本 拳 基 服 膺, 无 长 不 汇 集。- “Oral Tradition: Adhere faithfully to proven principles and sound doctrines; adopt all beneficial maneuvers and techniques.” This bit comes directly from a book on one of my most beloved martial arts, Yiquan. While like many of our other topics, it has very littleContinue reading “The Benefits of Open-Thought”
Recently, I ran across some articles from and in reference to Dr. Dan Siegel where he defined the mind. His usage and understanding for those working in therapeutic fields is useful, and for our usage here, unites the more esoteric views with those of modern science very well. The definition is as follows: “the emergentContinue reading “Where is the Mind?”
“I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” – Henry David Thoreau “I don’t want to hear from them who know they can buy but can’t put on my clothes.” Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam One of the things that we see suggested again and againContinue reading “You (+desire/will) Are Enough”
Through Kundalini practice, Pranayama, etc. I was introduced to Wim Hof and his method of breathing and cold exposure. I’d consider myself a “cautiously critical fan.” There’s certainly value in the practice, but at the same time, it’s valuable to not put too much emphasis on any one teacher or method. Wim Hof was bornContinue reading “Wim Hof, An Overview”
An exploration into how chasing joy does not bring joy.