Embark on a Journey of Self-Discovery: The Philosophy of Don Juan Yaqui Man of Knowledge
The philosophy found in Carlos Castaneda’s “The Teachings of Don Juan: a Yaqui Way of Knowledge” offers a unique blend of indigenous spiritual beliefs and modern anthropological insights, leading to a profound and transformative path of self-discovery. In this blog post, I’ll explore the key elements of this philosophy, including the concept of becoming a “Man of Knowledge,” stopping the
who are you without you?
Who are you without you? It’s a question that forces you to delve into the depths of your being, beyond the labels and roles that you have been assigned to. It’s an invitation to explore the essence of your identity and discover who you truly are. Introduce yourself without mentioning your name, gender, nationality, or profession. What remains of you
Are You Giving Away Your Personal Power?
In this episode, I share some thoughts on personal power. I talk about how we limit ourselves by sinking our personal power into habits that are either bad or less than optimal. Please leave this field emptyOh hi there Never miss a post. Sign up to receive a weekly roundup of the best posts in your inbox on Sunday mornings.
Small changes for BIG results
Is AI art art? Is that the right question? Maybe the question is who is the artist, the person who generated the vision through a text prompt? Or is the AI the artist because it algorithmically produced the image? This is a discussion for another time. What I’d much rather do with this image is to invite you to reflect
Exercise: How To Determine Your Core Values
Core values are the fundamental beliefs and principles that guide your thoughts, actions, and decisions. They form the basis of your character and serve as a personal code of ethics for you. Your core values can encompass a wide range of beliefs, including integrity, respect, honesty, responsibility, compassion, and excellence, among others. They reflect what is important to you and
Unlocking Your Inner Self: A Crash Course on Archetypes
You’ve probably heard of archetypes before. But what, exactly, are they? In Jungian psychology, archetypes are primordial images that manifest in the collective unconscious. They are present in every individual and can be observed in various forms, such as myths, stories, and religious symbols. They play a role in shaping our behaviour, thoughts, and emotions, and can help us gain
Getting Past the Fear, Doubt, and Disbelief
Fear, doubt, and disbelief can be powerful emotions that hold you back from reaching your full potential. However, with the right tools and strategies, it is possible to overcome these emotions and lead a fulfilling life. By facing your fears, practicing self-affirmation, focusing on the present moment, seeking support, embracing failure, and developing a growth mindset, you can become more
How to Live Like Diogenes: Lessons from the Savage Philosopher
When most people think about ancient Greece, they think about gods and goddesses, epic battles, and grandiose architecture. But there was another side to ancient Greece—a side that focused on simple living, self-reliance, and questioning everything. This side is captured in the philosophy of Diogenes. Diogenes was a man ahead of his time. Born in the 4th century BCE, he
what you do best
As I work my way through The Seeker’s Guide, I naturally want to know more about Mitch Horowitz. I found an interview with him on The Creative Independent website that was published in October 2022. He seems like an interesting character with interesting things to say that resonate with my way of thinking. On the question of distraction, Mitch had
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