The One Taste of the Universe, or How To Experience Synesthesia. I tapped my hands on the table like I normally would do.
But this time I noticed something different, something quite remarkable. Not only sounds but also colors invaded my awareness. Yes, there was no way to deny it, the tap on the table gave off a red color. Amazed by this discovery I started exploring other surfaces, my nails on my jeans gave off a distinct green hue and I could make blue come alive by hitting a metal pen. But it didn’t stop here. I knew synesthesia existed, but I had never experienced it myself, at least not so vividly, so undeniable real. Mind-Blowing Story: “Talking to God…” I met god the other day.
I know what you’re thinking. How the hell did you know it was god? Well, I’ll explain as we go along, but basically he convinced me by having all, and I do mean ALL, the answers. Every question I flung at him he batted back with a plausible and satisfactory answer. In the end, it was easier to accept that he was god than otherwise. Which is odd, because I’m still an atheist and we even agree on that! It all started on the 8.20 back from Paddington. The Ultimate Guide to Fitness: Men’s Edition. If you’ve read Tim Ferris’s “The 4-Hour Body,” then you’re familiar with the term “Harajuku moment.”
He defines it as the single, definitive moment when we decide to make a dramatic shift with our lives to improve our mental and physical health. Mine took place a few months ago. Long story short: I was loaded with stimulants and thought I was having a heart attack. Educate Yourself Without School.
How to (temporarily) experience the phantom limb syndrome. I placed a coffee cup in front of John and asked him to grab it [with his phantom limb].
Just as he said he was reaching out, I yanked the cup away. “Ow!” He yelled. The Human Condition According to Jason Silva. REGENZEIT II by Field Rotation - writing playlist. The Fastest Way to Change Something About Yourself. Inside Job (2010) How do we achieve and appreciate success? Success is the topic of a thousand clichés, songs, and inspirational quotes; it’s conquering the proverbial mountain, or winning the proverbial foot race.
It is elusive, yet we cling to the hope that, someday, we will acquire it. We not only pursue success, we crave it desperately as we climb the ladders and jump the hurdles that present themselves along our paths. Altru-Hedonism: A New Perspective on Pleasure & Helping Others. Altru-Hedonism is a mash-up of the terms altruism (selfless concern for the welfare of others) and hedonism (the pursuit of pleasure).
Normally these terms are considered antonyms, which would make my made-up word a complete oxymoron. I aim to convince you of just the opposite. Note: For you smartasses out there, yes we all know that helping other people feels good. This post does eventually transcend common sense :) Altru-Hedonism can be summed up very well in a little memory exercise. How to Become A Social Badass. I’m tired of being a little girl when it comes to meeting new people. To rid myself and others of this pathetic habit, I’ve put together a step-by-step guide on overcoming social anxiety taking from other articles, books and my own experimentation.
So what is a ‘social badass,’ you ask? A social badass is an individual who dominates social situations without anxiety or trepidation of any kind. Wake the F**k Up! This is a wake up call for anyone that is not living the life they want to live.
Life Experiment: An Alien on Your Own Planet. Would you like to try something different today?
Here is a perception-experiment that will surely give your day an interesting twist. If you’re skilled at placing your brain in a desired state, this experiment is perfect for you. Imagine that you’re an alien who has just arrived on Earth. You’re seeing everything for the very first time. If you’ve ever experience culture-shock, you know exactly what I mean. The hallmark of this experiment is focus. 150% of your attention should be aimed at whatever element you’re attempting to make alien to yourself.
When you go to order some food, pay close attention to the facial expressions and hand motions of the waiter/cashierObserve the minuscule details of the matter around you — the subtle textures of walls, concrete, furniture, plants, etc.Listen to music and alternate between focusing on the bass, treble, vocals and the song as whole. Ayahuasca: The story of Death, Rebirth and Love. “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” - Schopenhauer The Ayahuasca experience was the most intense, spiritual, emotional, mind-blowing, frightening and loving experience I have ever had.
Nothing could have prepared me for the inner journey I am about to describe. Because I believe I died. The Love Experiment: Conclusions. It’s been 7 days since I started the Love Experiment and all I have to say is wow.
Those of you who were also feelin’ the love this week will know what I’m talking about when I say I feel amazing. Being loving towards everyone completely removes most of the day-to-day anguish with other people. Even if you momentarily become frustrated, it’s so easy to take a deep breath, look at the person and think ‘Whoa, close one there! I love you and I hope you have a fantastic day.” It sounds so lovey-dovey and new-agey but it feels fantastic. Overall my demeanor was much more positive than normal and happiness was virtually constant. One a more concrete note, I think being a loving person has a direct effect on how fast your goals come to fruition. The Love Experiment: Introduction.
On Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 I am going to start a 7-day experiment with love and I invite all of you to try it with me. Before I tell you what the experiment consists of, I need to tell you how I came up with the idea. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and meditation in the last week and the idea of love kept coming up. It pursued me further in movie lines, song lyrics and StumbleUpon articles. It then became ridiculous when love showed up in two articles sent to me by some readers.
This Will Mindfuck You: The Double-Slit Experiment. The video below shows scientific proof that there is something NOT quite logical or scientific about this universe. The mere act of observation can completely change the outcome of an event! Before I get too ahead of myself, you need to watch the video below to understand: (Forgive the corny cartoon character explaining the concept — at least he knows his stuff)
Emoto’s Water Experiment: The Power of Thoughts. Through the 1990’s, Dr. Masaru Emoto performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on the crystalline structure of water. Emoto hired photographers to take pictures of water after being exposed to the different variables and subsequently frozen so that they would form crystalline structures. The results were nothing short of remarkable.. How to Learn & Enjoy Life More: The Power of Audio Learning. A few months ago, while living in Australia, I was given an assignment by my boss I was not at all thrilled about: drive 5 hours into the country, meet with a client for 2 hours, and drive back that night. At first, all I could think was “wait, whaaat? This Will Change Your Life. Lucid Dreaming. Law of Attraction - Take Contol of Your Life.
Warning: This article will sound like complete bullshit to the conservative mind. If you can go into the reading with an open mind and are willing to try the methods described with the intention of attracting good things to your life, please proceed. However, if you are already swaying towards skepticism, please save this article for a time when you are dying for a change or confident that this method could work for you.
Cutting Out the Crap 1/3: Just Say No.