Stoicism: Epictetus’ Dichotomy of Control

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Wisdom Books: A Confession by Leo Tolstoy

This work marks the author’s movement from the pursuit of aesthetic ideals toward matters of religious and philosophical consequence. The poignant text describes Tolstoy’s heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening. Generations of readers have been inspired by this timeless account of one man’s struggle for faith and meaning in life. The following … Related posts: Wisdom Books: Disciples of the Mysterium by Michael Tsarion Wisdom Books: Human, All Too Human by Friedrich Nietzsche Wisdom Books: The Fear [Read Entire Story]

Wisdom Books: Real-Time Relationships – The Logic of Love by Stefan Molyneux

The first commandment of Socrates was: “Know Thyself.” Real-Time Relationships by Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, provides the second commandment: “Speak Thy Truth.” The first virtue is always honesty, but speaking immediate emotional experiences in intimate relationships can be enormously challenging. Real-Time Relationships addresses the [Read Entire Story]

Enlightening Talks: Manly P. Hall – My Philosophy of Life

Philosophy and Religion “My Philosophy of Life” — Lectures by Manly P. Hall Related posts: Enlightening Lectures: Wisdom of the Greeks Can Help Solve Problems of Modern Society by Manly P. Hall Educational Talks: Success is the Accomplishment of the Necessary by Manly P. Hall The Solar Christmas – Manly P. Hall Bearers Of Esoteric Knowledge: Manly P. Hall From Knowledge to Wisdom – Manly P. Hall [Read Entire Story]

I am but a traveller , a man on a journey on the path of life

I am but a traveller , a man on a journey on the path of life. I have been many places I wish I could had avoided and a few I was glad to had visited. I had spent many years just wandering in search of who and what I am. Many… [Read Entire Story]

Thought-Provoking Movies: My Dinner with Andre (1981)

The film depicts a conversation between Gregory and Shawn (not necessarily playing themselves) in a chic restaurant in New York City. Based mostly on conversation, the film’s dialogue covers such things as experimental theatre, the nature of theatre, and the nature of life, contrasting Shawn’s modest, down-to-earth humanism with Gregory’s extravagant spiritual experiences. Gregory is … Related posts: Thought-Provoking Movies: V for Vendetta (2005) Thought-Provoking Movies: Fight Club (1999) Thought-Provoking Movies: The Fountain (2006) Educational Documentaries: Human, All Too Human [Read Entire Story]

On Suicidal Thoughts

Once you have your first suicidal thought, you’ve did it, you’ve won at life. Nothing scares you anymore. Death is just another friend, maybe the only one. You start going through life fearlessly, and thus confidently. You’re no longer afraid to take chances, because what’s the worst case? You die? You’ve already been there. It’s not that scary. The death of others no longer saddens you. Some may say this is a downside, but I think it’s an advantage.Also, suicidal thoughts usually occur when you hit the bottom, or when you think you did. You think that it can’t get worse than this, and if you survived, everything that [Read Entire Story]

Enlightening Talks: The Wisdom of Socrates with Peter Boghossian and Stefan Molyneux

Stefan Molyneux guest hosts the Peter Schiff radio show and speaks with Peter Boghossian on the basics of the Socratic Method. Stefan also discusses governmental responses to gold backed alternative currencies and the fundamentals of love. Related posts: A Philosopher As Parent (Part 1) – Stefan Molyneux Uses of Philosophy in Society: Choice Between Reason and Passion The Wisdom of Consuming Healthy Nutrition For The Mind Society Must Become The Sunlight Of Reason To Eliminate Institutional Violence Apply the Philosophy of Socrates Towards Improving Your Soul and Mind [Read Entire Story]

we are all part of this great thing called life.

Life is such a fragile thing, one moment it’s here and next it can be gone. How we wander through it as if we are going to live forever, how we take for granted our friends, family and those we hold dear to our heart. So wrapped up in our own life we tend to overlook the fact we are part of a world full of other people… [Read Entire Story]

Random Thoughts on 10/28/2013

Sometimes it seems I walk alone in this world, sometimes there is a feeling of singularity. Other times I feel as if I am part of a large complex machine, a small cog or gear in the massive machine works of life. Sometimes my words ring out loud only to be ignored or overlooked, other times they are whispered on the winds for many to hear. The ups and downs and round and rounds of life keeps it interesting. Never am i in the same place as I was before nor am i the same person I was just … [Read Entire Story]


If you look at the human body very closely, reaching the molecular/atomic level, you can study its chemistry and the way its atoms and molecules interact with each other. If you take a step back into the cellular level, you’d be studying its biology and the way it works as a connected organism.Take another … [Read Entire Story]


(a friend of mine whom I met online around two years ago sent me this article to post it on my blog. She disappeared the next day without completing the article and I never heard of her after that. Jemma, I hope you still read my blog) Innocence-the thought of it just makes me think at how much better the world would be right now had humanity not profited in the… [Read Entire Story]

A Second Chance At Life

Photo Credit: Time Travel “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”-Mae West “What if, some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there … [Read Entire Story]

Rich or poor, strong or weak

Success, what is true success? Is the person who has all the money and possessions they could want successful or is it the person who has what he needs, a family whom they love and happiness from that love? Me personally, I would choose being happy and surrounded by love than all the riches or power of this world. I guess it boils down to ones point of view and perspective on life. To me being rich only opens one up to be a target for trouble and removes one from the reality of being human. One becomes so distracted and overwhelmed… [Read Entire Story]

Reincarnation and Soul Mates

Photo credit: syncretia.en.spirit Today I was thinking about reincarnation (Soul transcendence from a physical body to another after the first one dies), and I thought: If reincarnation is real and souls really can transcend from one body to another, that would mean that the number of souls is constant. But in reality, the world population is increasing in an accelerating speed. And we know that the world only started with Adam and Eve. But then I had an idea: What if souls don’t transcend, but rather split? I don’t mean that the soul split in two complementary halves, but rather “doubles” … [Read Entire Story]

Not only hear you but listen and surrender to your will

I see your face everywhere I go, I feel your love even in those I do not know. I long for the peace you bring and the tranquility within the love you give. The wisdom you share is beyond my mortal minds ability to find on its own. The grace you give us is so profound it is rarely fully understood. The love and compassion you taught is still practiced by some and longed for by many. The wondrous world I live in shows signs of your greatness and of your existence. Some misunderstand your message and others seek out the true meaning of your teachings. There are those… [Read Entire Story]

Wisdom Books: Disciples of the Mysterium by Michael Tsarion

Introduction Ancient sages believed that humanity had been cut off from the source and meaning of life. There is not a single ancient race or aboriginal culture that did not speak of a prehistoric age of gold, wise magi, dragon-slaying heroes, and high civilizations that eventually fell into oblivion due to moral declination and misuse Related posts: Wisdom Books: The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts Wisdom Books: The Ultimate Canon of Knowledge by Alvin Boyd Kuhn Wisdom [Read Entire Story]

The Paradoxical Commandments

While reading Stephen Covey’s The 8th Habit (Which is an awesome book btw), I came across this lovely poem by Kent M. Keith that I liked to share with you: People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish… [Read Entire Story]

You Are God

There is a God. There is only one God. God is the mightiest. Nothing is bigger than God. The Cosmos is inside God. We are inside God. God is inside us. We are God. You are God. Free eBook [Read Entire Story]