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Category: Free Thinking & Self Development

The Good Guy vs The Bad Boy

 

vsediedFrom time immemorial, the war between The Good Guy vs The Bad Guy has raged on.

Since ancient times, the bad boys were always successful and were often the tribal leaders of their community.

They were more physically evolved and would even kill with no remorse any beta male that stood between him and his prize. Bashing their head against a rock and throwing them off a cliff was good sports.

The beta males were however more intellectually advanced and when the right time came, they banded together to create civilized societies with rules and marriage, as a way of stopping the alpha males from spreading their genes on, while the beta males would remain to take care of their child and ex-mating-partner.

Extreme cases of such plans by the beta males can be found in the Muslim countries where women are forced to wear robes over their faces and whipping and stoning to death are the penalties for infidelity – with an alpha male of course.

For the last decade or so, articles, books, communities and genders have dwelled upon the Good Guy vs The Bad Boy concept.

There are few things that still baffle our minds as this concept does because at its deep foundation lies the reason behind success in a society, success with women and the overall success in life.

The Good Guy vs The Bad Boy war has been unfolding right in front of our eyes, a war more spiritually and based on principles than a physical one that is.

It did get physical in ancient times, but higher levels of wars are currently more important nowadays.

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How Will Humans Adjust to Post-Capitalism, a Period of Unlimited Freedom and Leisure in Their Lives?

utopia-main_editedTimes are changing, and with change comes a new perspective for the future.

You can feel it in the air. People are waking up and taking the matter into their own hands.
A new era of freedom, culture and personal prosperity is right around the corner.

But what happens when the human, a creature of habit, is presented with this unlimited freedom and potential?
What challenges will we be subjected to and how will we overcome the fear of change?

Do We Actually Have What it Takes to Break the Cycle and Adjust to Continuous Happiness?

break-the-cycle_editedIt’s been 50 years for Mike, a convict who spent half a decade behind bars.
He had become used to the inmate lifestyle.
He actually started to enjoy it and make no mistake, he would even defend his place, to remain in prison.
But once his sentence is finally over, Mike is thrown outside, in the unknown.
And he finds himself encumbered by this new strange feeling of freedom.

What will he do, where will he go, how will he express his emotions besides fighting, plotting and basic survival?

There won’t be a day without longing to go back behind bars, to the place where he thinks he “belonged”.

Are we scared to break the web of commitment, of slavery, do we know what we would do with such a privilege of freedom?

As we are focused on personal ownership, individuality, money and consumerism we are doing no one any good, except to the capitalism ruler ship which obeys economic growth.

Being free comes with

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Why Do People Get Tattoos?

back_tattoo_editedTattoos have been around for thousands of years, marking the skins of individuals from tribes and ancient civilizations.
Tattoos have made their way up until present, bearing messages and symbols on the skins of millions of people around the modern globe.

But let’s take a closer look at what makes people tattoo themselves and the underlying reasons that push people to “enhance” their bodies.

The Obvious Reasons for Tattoos

aztec_editedAncient cultures used Tattoos not only for their visual benefits but to also transmit a message.
To transmit one’s deed.
One of the first groups of people to „benefit” from tattoos were the convicted criminals who bore witness to their deeds on their face.

You could even consider the Mark of Cain a representation of a tattoo, a sign for one’s transgressions against his brother.

Then tattoos were adopted by castes, families and secret societies.
They represented one’s affiliations and their status as well.

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What if You Died Tomorrow?

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Death knocking on your door is the ultimate stimulant to make you aware of your true desires, dreams and aspirations which reside deep under the pile of illusions and delusions embedded into your thought and personality.

Freud used to say that there is only one thing for sure in life: death.
There is no way around it.

However, in today’s fast paced life-style that we all experience and take part into, we seem to have forgotten not only true values but we also forgot about DEATH.

Sounds pessimistic? Nothing could be any further from the truth.
It is actually an optimistic view of everything around you if you actually remind yourself of DEATH.

Why is that?

Because once you become aware of the fact that one day you will surely die, you will all of a sudden awaken and realize you have no time to waste before it’s too late.
But what if you died tomorrow? How would you prioritise today?

This same question of what if you died tomorrow is being asked by people who go in for complicated surgeries, who have had a tragic accident or who go to war.

They swear that they will never take life for granted ever again and promise that if they will make it back safe, the first thing they will do is work on life’s priorities.

Given this information that you just read, you are lucky because you do not need to suffer a life threating act in order to realise you should put order into your life.

1.      What is death anyway?

Buddha used to call Death his greatest teacher of them all.

The concept of Death is a great opportunity for you to grow as an individual.

Imagine life without Death. What would you accomplish? How would you go through your never ending life?

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El Camino de Santiago Experience – The Way

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Flying to cities and sleeping in hotels gives you a luxurious life-style. Walking your way to cities and sleeping on church floors and hostels gives you depth and an inner journey to yourself.

(Post-Camino) Vlad

There are those few things in life that any man or woman has to absolutely do.
One of those bucket-list experiences has to be without a doubt, The Camino de Santiago experience.

Having returned from this long walk just 2 days ago, I will share with you the powerful experiences and challenges that I faced during my time on the Camino.

The Camino de Santiago experience actually translates from Spanish as the Way / Path to Santiago de Compostela (compostela=field of stars).

After a seriously tough time, mentally, spiritually and professionally, the opportunity to do the Camino presented itself.
I decided to try and see if it would help bring clarity into my mind and receive at least a few answers from the big list of questions I have always pondered on.

Being a guy who preferred direct flights to cities and who enjoyed the luxurious comforts of a hotel, the Camino de Santiago Experience was quite a challenge.

With a 12 kilo backpack, a good friend, sports shoes, a bottle of water and determination I embarked on the trip that would change the way I see life.

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Desiderata – Or How to Have a Balanced Life

have-a-balanced-lifeMost of us wonder how to have a balanced life.
Life is like a Harp. It is composed of strings hooked up to a frame.
You can think of these strings as the elements that make your life full, complete, just as each string makes the harp a harmonious musical instrument.

You have to tune each of the strings in order to have a harp which sounds harmoniously when you play it.
Same with the important elements in your life. It is extremely important to work on and with the elements which govern your life, if you want to live harmoniously, a soul which sings to you in the most beautiful way possible.

These elements that you plan on tuning can be the following: Relationships, Career, Passions, Hobbies, Money, Friends, Reading, Travelling, Learning, Understanding, Being Spiritual, Thinking outside of the box, Being Aware, Nutrition, Healthy Life&Style etc. You get the point. Some of them are directly presented on Interview with Your Consciousness.

If you want to have a balanced life

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All I Am Is A Cacophony of Memetic Engineering

engineerfacebookEverything that composes that which I believe myself to be;
a cacophony of memetic imagery;
archetypes, conditioning, programming;
of words, utterances and sounds;
vibrations and frequencies;
a dazzling array of hues and variations of light –
All of these things are distractions;
A lotus eater machine designed to capture my attention;
stealing my focus away towards some grand, fascinating illusion.

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Daily Practices for a Spiritual Life

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A great philosopher once said: “The endeavour to persist in its own being is the essence of the individual thing.” But when the day comes that the mind and body will be separated… what will happen to the soul?

As promised in my previous article, The Spiritual Path in Modern Times, I have gathered and put together a list of essential daily practices for a Spiritual Life to come in handy in these crazy yet interesting times we are living in.

There is no need to crowd your mind up by trying to incorporate all of them at the same time in your day to day life.
Start with a few, then slowly add more from the list and eventually you will be able to alternate these practices to give you the best combination for the best results.

These are gathered from various Buddhist and Spiritual books with the aim of making every living situation part of your spiritual practice.

You can be living the spiritual practice, instead of just doing it by following the next list of “to-do” activities, with details on how to do them easily found on Interview with Your Consciousness articles:

Meditate

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5 Reasons Why You Should Travel and Live Abroad

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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
– anonymous

There are not enough words to emphasize the reasons why you should travel, alas I can shed light on some of the hands-down most important aspects that changed my life.
I can say that for me, personally, living abroad offered me the chance to see the world differently.
It changed me from a boy who was living his life in total unawareness of what was going on around him, into a man that can make conscious decisions and see things for more than what they seem to be.
Travelling turned my life around 180 degrees and with this new perspective, I soon started to detach myself from things and people which were dragging me down, and bring into my life only positive and compatible situations, people or opportunities – compatible with my continuous evolutionary path. (and I am not referring to Charles Drawing’s evolution, mind you).

Here are the 5 reasons, as promised:

1. The Reset Function of Our Brain

It is related to how our brain functions.

When you go abroad and start to live a different life style, see and feel different ways of thinking or adapt to different situations which are required of you to do, your brain ends up “flipping”.
In other terms

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The Spiritual Path in Modern Times

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What did the Dalai Lama say to the New York hot dog vendor?
“Make me one with everything.”

In a world where every second counts in order to either make money, consume something or stare at your phone, you find yourself wondering what is all of this for? Is this true happiness or am I just painting a rotten wall for the time being?

How many of you have ever wondered what does it take to attain a certain state which grants you constant and deep happiness, makes you less prone to outside suffering and allows you to realise we are all part of something bigger?

Many dwell on the perfect situation where they can start living the life the way it was meant to. The life which follows the spiritual path.

However, we all live in a perpetual active world around us where things always poke at us and take all of our time.
This would surely make one beg the question:

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6 Traits of an Attractive Man

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Being modest is not about you putting yourself down – it is about not letting others place you atop a pedestal.

This chapter is one of the many more that are to come with regards to how a man has to behave, what he needs to do to fulfil his destiny of a man.

Traits of an Attractive Man does not refer only to those traits the females find sexy. It refers to the traits that allows him to attract things in his life – good things.

It is to no surprize that the most successful men in the world, be it philanthropists, spiritual leaders or awakened and successful individuals in day to day life, they all exhibit many of the traits that we have started to describe in this long series of know how to be a man.
Not only are these qualities easy to understand and to exhibit, but it is also the starting point towards the greater values any man or person should embrace for a happy life.

1. Being Decisive

Knowing what you want in life and going for it is a very attractive masculine quality.

Together with exhibiting leadership skills, being decisive is required when leading people or groups of people.

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Unintended Guide to Free Thinking

M-_Website_Design_Pictures_Articles_laquatus_thecreativemind_edited5Many have always wondered and some have asked me how to actually think outside of the box.

We would firstly have to consider what it actually means and what does it actually relate to.
This phrase could be translated into being a free thinker, avoiding the system or systems in some cases, avoiding what the media, the doctor or the bus driver says or simply just being (as others might call it) the black sheep of the sheep masses.

The first step into realizing what has to be done towards this process of becoming a free thinker is to immediately stop listening to the news, radio, TV or reading the majority of commercial papers.

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