Are There Multiple Realities? The Infinite & Invisible (Vadim Zeland)

Are There Multiple Realities? The Infinite & Invisible (Vadim Zeland)

Are there multiple realities? If so, how many? How can we access them? In Reality Transurfing Steps I–V, Vadim Zeland redefines reality, arguing that we live in a world of consciousness in which infinite versions of reality exist simultaneously. He believes that what we identify as reality is just one version of it. Read more for an intriguing exploration of Zeland’s thoughts on the nature of reality.

Mysteries of the Cosmos: 3 Things Scientists Wonder About

Mysteries of the Cosmos: 3 Things Scientists Wonder About

Why is the cosmos fine-tuned for life? Where is the universe’s missing mass? Why is the expansion of the cosmos speeding up? In a discussion of the origin and history of the universe, Bill Bryson brings up several questions that scientists have yet to answer conclusively. He also shares what some of the answers might be. Keep reading to learn about three intriguing mysteries of the cosmos.

Fine-Tuning of the Universe: The Anatomy of a Scientific Mystery

Fine-Tuning of the Universe: The Anatomy of a Scientific Mystery

How is it that the universe’s parameters are “just right” to support life? Can science ever solve this mystery? In his book A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson discusses a few of the unknowns and controversies that still exist in the sciences. One of those is the “fine-tuning problem.” Continue reading to learn about the fine-tuning of the universe and why it has many scientists scratching their heads.

What Is the Purpose of Myth? Jordan Peterson’s Answer

What Is the Purpose of Myth? Jordan Peterson’s Answer

What is the purpose of myth? How can we use it as a model for life? What’s so dangerous about ideologies? In the age of science, we’ve turned our backs on the myths our ancestors believed. In doing so, we’ve lost a crucial part of the human experience. Myth gives us the moral foundations of society and the tools for adapting to life’s challenges—and it teaches us to recognize our capacity for good and evil. Continue reading to learn how, beneath its fanciful trappings, myth gives us meaning.

The Discourses and Selected Writings of Epictetus: Overview

The Discourses and Selected Writings of Epictetus: Overview

How can you achieve peace of mind? Is it reasonable to have pride? What are some strategies for dealing with hardships in life? Stoicism teaches how to live a happy and fulfilling life through thoughtful, rational action. The key is accepting things as they are and doing the best you can with the life you’re given. The Discourses and Selected Writings of Epictetus is one of the most prominent collections of Stoic teachings. Continue reading for an overview.

Challenges Are Opportunities: Adopting a Stoic Perspective

Challenges Are Opportunities: Adopting a Stoic Perspective

Do you stay calm when you face adversity? Can you see the bright side in difficult times? The Stoic philosophers taught that the human powers of reason and choice are of paramount importance. Epictetus discussed how to use those abilities to overcome hardships, explaining that challenges are opportunities for growth. Continue reading to learn how you can take advantage of tough situations.

Epictetus: Stoicism Is Dignity & Discipline—4 Rules for Living Well

Epictetus: Stoicism Is Dignity & Discipline—4 Rules for Living Well

Is there value in small talk? What’s the Stoic view of dignity? How should you spend most of your time? According to Epictetus, Stoicism is about living well through dignity and discipline. He offers four rules for living as a Stoic: speak less, maintain an air of seriousness, focus on developing your mind (while not neglecting your body), and start practicing Stoicism now. Continue reading to learn more about these four rules.

How to Live a Good Life: 3 Practical Tips From Epictetus

How to Live a Good Life: 3 Practical Tips From Epictetus

Would you like to have more peace in life? What could you do differently—and how could you think differently—to live well? The Stoic philosophers believed they knew the secret to the good life. Epictetus, one of the most influential of these philosophers, offers three pieces of advice: take life as it comes, treat others well, and be mindful of your mortality. Read more to learn how to live a good life as Epictetus envisioned.

Why Placing Blame Is Just a Cop-Out & Acceptance Is the Answer

Why Placing Blame Is Just a Cop-Out & Acceptance Is the Answer

When things go wrong, do you look for someone or something to blame? If so, what good does that do? Placing blame is not a Stoic way to live. Philosophers such as Epictetus teach that it’s far better to accept things as they are. So, forget about pointing fingers in every direction—even inward. Continue reading to learn how acceptance is better than the blame game.