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10 Manifestations of an Awakening Self

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  If one had to look for a common point of departure amongst many spiritual traditions, I think that it has to be the idea of the embodied spirit. In other words – the idea that we are essentially spiritual beings embodied in a magnificent bio-physical machine on a short experiential trip to the physical third dimensional world. To expand this anecdote a little…


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6 Eclectic Signs that Show we are Putting up our Middle Finger at the Institutions

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Over the last 50 years we have seen enormous change. From tinkering with the fabric of space in Large Hadron Colliders, to cracking the human genome, we now 3D print our doodles at home and on our way to reverse engineer the human brain and create AI machines far smarter than us. Parallel to these technological innovations is an undercurrent…


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7 Things You Must Know to Be a Free-Thinker

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We all have a certain degree of admiration for those forward-thinkers who were ahead of their time or for those free-spirited individuals who had the courage, the will and the foresight to speak out their minds despite risking being labelled as non-conformists and cast to the outer fringes of society. Well, truth be told, that is never a real threat for…


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Taoist Reflections: Your 3 Greatest Treasures

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“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” – Lao Tzu, 46th Verse of the Tao Te Ching    Simplicity Living with simplicity entails…


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Soul Hiker Espresso: What Inspired me this Week

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This is a Soul Hiker Espresso post – a short post where I link to videos and articles which have inspired me or left an impression of some sort. Let me share some links to what has inspired me this week – Enjoy   Inspiring Magical Music moment in front of a Grocery Store: I absolutely loved this video because it’s such…


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The 12 Biggest Life Secrets Forgotten by Mankind

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The more I ponder about life, the more I come to one solid realisation: The biggest curse and predicament of modern Man is forgetfulness. Like a creeping malaise, forgetfulness has seeped through all of Man’s being and doing. Individually, collectively, historically or culturally, we are spellbound to forget. We haven’t only forgot our past but also our place in the…


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Taoist Reflections: Staying True to your Inner Vision

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This is the first of a series of ‘Taoist Reflections’, a new category of posts that will focus on short contemplations on Taoist philosophy and how it can be integrated into your daily life. The contemplations are based on the main Taoist text – The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu – which is perhaps the most important body of work…


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Finding your purpose in life: Simple living and discarding all the inessentials

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Whether you have come face to face with it already or else haven’t recognised it yet, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you have a purpose in life and at some level you know it for certain. Trust me you do. I see people who are driven by that unshakeable knowledge of their path, their place in the world…


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