‘The genuinely committed person, who encounters resistances to ecstasy, will not turn to those who will give him reasons or excuses to encourage his lack of commitment. Rather he will seek out someone who will faithfully and enthusiastically support him in challenging those resistances, passing through them and reaching the expanded freedom on the other side. Only to the extent that you willingly expose yourself over and over again to your fears, can you cultivate the experience of being ecstatic in your life. Thus the aim of life itself is not to become comfortable. On the contrary, for life to be ecstatic, you must welcome the uncomfortableness that presents itself. To resist uncomfortableness will only perpetuate it.
The goal of mankind is to the life be comfortable and ecstatic without first being willing to go through any uncomfortableness. Every ecstatic moment is found only beyond a veil of uncomfortableness. Your willingness to push through your resistance at the moment they arise and to be uncomfortable at any moment, rather than seeking ways to avoid your uncomfortableness, determines the degree to which you will become comfortable, do the impossible, create miracles, and be ecstatic about life.’
Author of the books The Integrity Tone Scale and Love Me? Love Yourself
‘We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect, the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.’
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences
‘Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion—the potential for greatness lives within each of us.’
American track and field sprinter who competed in the 100 and 200 meters dash
Acclaimed as the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games
This BRILLIANT commentary on popular culture explains why we are subjected to the likes of the repulsive Lady Gaga, MiIey Cyrus, and Madonna as well as other celebrities who broadcast and perpetuate degradation, indignation, and meaninglessness to masses of people through the media.
Perhaps we’re approaching the time for a cultural renaissance of humanity that inspires, supports, and exalts the beauty, intelligence, creativity, and spirituality that exists within every one of us.
‘All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.’
Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual
His work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries