Category: Monk Mode

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

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…