The Best Answer to Life’s Questions

Life is inherently uncertain, and this alone is the only fact that doesn’t change throughout our experience of being in this world. Everything else — how we feel, what we think, the validity of our actions — is in…

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What Does It Mean to Be Great?

What is most obvious is also often most concealed. Much of what we think we know has depths never ventured to because we mistake the surface for the bottom. Such is the case, especially, with…

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The Difference Between Wanting and Needing

No one knows when The Bhagavath Gita was written. No one knows who exactly wrote it. It is written as a poem. It is sung by a God. The Gita begins in the middle of…

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Is Life About You or Other People?

Imagine a choice between two life paths. They are different, and they diverge from one another, but they are also complimentary, and they are paths that we all follow in one way or another. The…

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The Power of Negotiating Boundaries

A Thought Every interaction between people is guided by invisible norms. No matter where it is — at work, at the gym, or at the bar — the words that are spoken between individuals will always be guided by…

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Synchronicity: Creating Your Own Luck

Humans are split between two worlds: The first is the world of space and time, cause and effect, energy and matter; the second is the world of histories and futures, stories and meanings, memories and…

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Life as a Work of Art

Why do people read poetry? What exactly is it about rhythm and cadence that moves us into deep inner worlds? Better yet, why do Shakespeare’s sonnets sing so loudly so many generations after their initial…

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The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

Let’s for a second imagine two very different people, with two very different backgrounds, studying the same thing in their own unique ways. In this case, it’s the sea. The first is a university professor, someone who…

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What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual? A Rational Answer

The year 1745 wasn’t the best to be David Hume. This man, who many now consider to be the greatest philosopher to write in the English language, had over the years made enemies in the wrong places. In an epoch dominated…

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