The greatest adventure
is to know yourself.
"For there is only one great adventure
and that is inward toward the self."
THE BASIC STORY
To thrive in the crazy modern world isn't easy.
It requires a strong heart, mind, and soul.
But how, exactly, do you get those?
Once upon a time, a small group of seekers decided to embark on a quest for answers to that.
Their aim: to seek out and arm themselves with the best nuggets of practical wisdom that science, spirituality, psychology, and everything in between have to offer.
The approach is practical, no-nonsense, and see-for-yourself.
This terrain can be treacherous.
This site is the ongoing chronicles of these adventures.
The Quest for Reality
Life confronts us with a few basic questions: What's it all about? Why am I here? Who am I? Where did I come from, and where am I going? What the heck is going on!? Etc. Not having good answers can give us a sense that something really basic and fundamental and important is...missing. Yet some folks avoid questions like these. We seek them out.
The Search for Intimacy
We all want relationships that are...well, whatever the opposite of "dysfunctional" is. Why do so many relationships begin like a fairy tale and end like a train wreck? We explore the best science, the world's clearest thinking, the most penetrating insights we can dig up from all of human history to help us figure this out.
The Fight for Sanity
This "arena" is about the fight for mental clarity and emotional strength. Because finding sanity in this crazy world can be a dogfight. And that's what we explore here: inner strength. Training to become an emotional Jedi, a psychological ninja, a fully developed character in the story of your life. The search for "self-mastery." It's the Fight for Sanity.
The Pursuit of Vitality
This "arena" is about the pursuit of real health in your body, deep down in your bones: "vitality," life force, glow, strength, spunk, verve, vigor, whatever you might call it. Which means navigating through a lot of the phony misinformation overload that's out there, and instead, searching for - and hopefully finding - the "real."
"The most common form of despair
is not being who you are."
Topics We Explore
"To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all."
3 Easy Steps
STEP 1: POKE AROUND A LITTLE
Read a little. See if something gives you good vibes.
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"I have made a ceaseless effort
not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions,
but to understand them."
"Mankind was not meant for idle pleasures"
HENRY DAVID THOREAU