Category: Monk Mode

Period of prolonged isolation and discipline for the purpose of deep-work and contemplation.

My Personal Milestone Goals (Being A New Content Creator Feels Like The Chunin Exams)

Although I’m not completely dependent on validation from other content creators, I do regularly compare my skills against theirs, and derive inspiration and new skills from studying their methods. Thus, I have came up with some important benchmarks for myself that I would consider a promotion through my content.

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The Way of The Sword: Part I

This story is titled part one because The Way of the Sword is something not readily apparent and required my meditation for some time. But perhaps I have scratched the surface now for some scraps to mull over today. I know a little bit…

Fasting and Abstinence Raises Your Baseline and Purifies Your Subconscious

With both food and sex, I have refrained and practiced self-control, and it has now come to a point where I require a higher quality source to indulge in those behaviors.

Two Questions To End Old Habits and Re-Organize Your Life

There is little use in structuring your life on definitive statements. “I’m going to lose weight this year.” “I’m going to save more money.” “I wont relapse again.” We command ourselves as if we know and have full control of our behavior. We feel…

Finding The Wall: Plateaued Productivity and Leaving Monk Mode

I was afraid when I first started Monk Mode. I was afraid that I would find toiling away in solitude more preferable to socializing in mainstream society, and that I would find some knowledge, whether about myself or about the world, that would never…

Is There More To Life? (Than Just Food and Sex)

“Is there more to life?” Is exactly what I asked myself, turning away from a very physically beautiful woman walking by me down the street. What prompted this question was simply the sheer distraction I suffered from observing her, as my hormones locked in…

Creativity Is Leisure: Why You Should Consume Only What You Intend To Create

Photo Credit: Kaspar Eligitis The average individual’s definition of “relaxing” after a long day at work is coming home and watching TV. I see a problem with this, because the first thing you look forward to after spending the whole day producing for someone…

You Are What You Produce And Consume: Not A Product Of Your Environment

I can recall a lecture from Sadhguru where a student had asked for advice on maintaining his spiritual practice while back home with his distracting family members. Sadhguru answered, in short, that your spirituality should never be so fragile. “It is the power of…

30 Days of No-Fap – Road to Self-Mastery

This isn’t my first time around the block. Before now, the longest streak I’ve ever had was 163 days. But even though I’m less than a 1/5th of my highest streak, hitting this milestone seems different this time. It’s as if the efforts of…