Nietzsche, Fight Club, and Growth Through Creative Destruction

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us toContinue reading “Nietzsche, Fight Club, and Growth Through Creative Destruction”

An Experiment in Asceticism

For a period of time when I was exploring certain historical traditions, I tried different types of fasting. I found that I would often have really good days, and then there were some that felt as though it was all stupid and I was being dumb. These were also some of the biggest turning pointsContinue reading “An Experiment in Asceticism”

Does Aggressive Art Create Aggression?

…or “What poisons one plant may feed another,” but that seemed a bit too metaphorical for a title. First, I apologize for my lapse in writing. I’ve been really, really deep into my own life and path recently, and I forget to come up for air some times. These times tend to lead to interestingContinue reading “Does Aggressive Art Create Aggression?”

“Hacks” are Not the Way

My daughter is a surrealist artist. I often sit and admire how good she is at capturing emotional states in faces, and making something that has never existed seem believable. Though, I recall in her early years that she was frustrated over hands. She struggled to make them look like she wished, so she hadContinue reading ““Hacks” are Not the Way”

The Internal Elixir

Before we really deep dive into what will be a modernization of Taoist practices, I feel it is essential to touch on the basics of what makes it specific to the style. I won’t go into detail about how “wuji” divides from a primordial chaos into yin and yang. Sifu, Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming has aContinue reading “The Internal Elixir”

The Argument for Belief in the Unknown

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” Søren Kierkegaard “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” Also Søren Kierkegaard This topic is probably a really good reason that my last couple articles have been lacking in depth. I’m rather intimidated to even attemptContinue reading “The Argument for Belief in the Unknown”

Cognitive Work via Seneca

“There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca When it comes to transforming challenges in life to the fertilizer for growth, the Stoics are one of the finest groups of people to learn from. It is within reason to say thatContinue reading “Cognitive Work via Seneca”