We’re increasingly finding ourselves living in virtual reality. 2020 only expedited this inevitability. But is it inevitable? I hope not. While there are several significant advantages brought by the virtualisation of life, including but not limited to being able to work from quite literary anywhere, connect with like-minded individuals the world around, there are also the nefarious and often chilling side-effects brought upon by the matrixation of the world.

Our age is an age of escapism and the virtual planes offer that in abundance ad infinitum. But if we’re merely going to escape into the meta without figuring out the…


The Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to witness the fears that plague our minds — individually and collectively. The crisis may act as a great catalyst, an agent of transformation.

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“When we’re afraid, half the battle is lost” — Sri Chinmoy

Our attention is at present almost exclusively occupied with the fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus. The economy is freezing up, countries are beginning quarantine procedures, and people are starting to panic. Some more, others less. Beyond taking the necessary steps to limit the spread of the virus, there is another dimension we must shine a light on.


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A manifesto for a travel platform that rewards content creators for their contributions and delights travellers with great content and more.

Tom and Greta are a young couple who love to travel. Every six months, they venture to another part of the world.

Tom is a software engineer at a young, vibrant startup. Greta is a nurse who works mostly with infants and small children. They work hard and wish to enjoy the fruits of their labour.

Travelling fuels them and gives them a higher perspective. Every time they go someplace, they return home refreshed, filled with inspiration and new ideas.

They visit each place only once because it’s their goal to see as much of the world as possible. …


No, this is not a story of quick and cunning manoeuvres. This isn’t how we hacked for a weekend and launched an app. This is a story of personal transformation lead through trying my darn hardest to live out… another person’s dreams.

Self-sabotage is not fun. Illustration by Saša Nemec

I’ve been working with businesses, mostly startups, for the better part of a decade now. I thought I had it down. I’ve been consulting on how to grow startups since 2015. I’m a mentor at 500 Startups, a prestigious, top-tier startup accelerator. People come to me with questions, to which, I mostly know the answer. Yet, when it comes to starting something of your own, the rules change completely.

All of a sudden deep-seated programs start rushing to the front. Sometimes slow, sometimes fast. And precisely these programs or negative patterns, whatever you may want to call them, are the…


Am I this person I claim to be, or am I something much deeper?

When you signup for Twitter or a similar service, what do you fill in when you’re asked: “tell us more about yourself”? What do you jot down? I’ve always had a hard time filling out those 160 character fields. What do you want to know? You’ve got my name already. Do you want to find out my interests? Or are you keen on learning how I define myself?

I keep changing what I write in those tiny boxes, but I am never satisfied with the outcome. I can’t seem to be able to fit the answer to that burning question……


Art by Saša Nemec. Check out her amazing work. Follow on Instagram.

Exploring the nature of reality and the state of bamboozlement we’ve been in for a very long time.

We all have an intimate connection to what we call our lives and our world. Although we inhabit the same planet, the worlds we live in are quite different from each other. Yes, there are many similarities, but at the heart of it is an ever-changing contrast.

Your world derives from within you. It’s based on your innermost subconscious feelings, thoughts and convictions, and it shines outwards as a projection of your beliefs. In this way, you have a unique view on life and its affairs, quite unlike any other person. It’s a feature we have in common.

The world…


Lo and behold, the (very secret) guide to self-sabotage, Evergreen Edition.

What I’m about to share with you is a secret that has been passed down from generation to generation within my family (and a couple of other families I know of). Read carefully and follow these instructions to a T.

You can add your own flavour, of course, and make them personalised, and hopefully increase their potency. After all, we want to be as effective as possible, don’t we?

One. Never thinketh the truth, never speaketh the truth. Swallow whatever sage advice you get from the powers that be.

Two. Don’t do what you honestly feel is your calling. Don’t…


The “enemy” in question today is one slick operator. You don’t easily notice it and when you do you’re prone to look away. You won’t hear about it often. The media certainly won’t cover it. Yet, there it is, hidden behind a wall of smoke, a cover it has gotten very good at using to its advantage.

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What am I on about? I’ll tell you a story. Back in 2008 I started my first blog, The Illuminate News, the purpose of which was to inform and illuminate people about certain hidden agendas and groups operating in the shadows, working hard to enslave all of humanity. Yes, I wrote on conspiracy theories. And I was eighteen. That’s a bad combination. For one, you don’t know shit when you’re eighteen (now, I’m twenty-seven, so I know so much more). And what’s more, you get depressed really fast when you dwell too much on all sorts of odd theories. I…


Let’s explore the idea that there are no negative events, and everything that happens to us is life-affirming and good, and that it’s our attention that defines our reality.

I find it infinitely interesting whenever I’m pulled into focusing on the negative. Like focusing on that one negative remark. Why does the negative have such a strong belly-aching pull?

I guess we were trained so since childhood, and it might be inherently human. Tens of thousands of years ago, when we encountered a tiger on a hunting mission we were certain to never go there again. It seems this has been left behind, outdated. We need a software update, then.

Personally, I find it important to mind where I focus my attention. Attention is energy, when you think about…

Domen Kert

Serenity now.

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