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I want to break free

I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You’re so self satisfied I don’t need you
I’ve got to break free
God knows, God knows I want to break free
I’ve fallen in love
I’ve fallen in love for the first time
And this time I know it’s for real
I’ve fallen in love, yeah
God knows, God knows I’ve fallen in love
It’s strange but it’s true
I can’t get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When I walk out that door
Oh how I want to be free, baby
Oh how I want to be free
Oh how I want to break free
But life still goes on
I can’t get used to living without, living without
Living without you by my side
I don’t want to live alone, hey
God knows, got to make it on my own
So baby can’t you see
I’ve got to break free
I’ve got to break free
I want to break free, yeah
I want, I want, I want, I want to break free
Songwriter: John Deacon
I Want To Break Free  © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
The song is largely known for its music video for which all the band members dressed in women’s clothes, a concept proposed by Roger Taylor, which parodied the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street. The second part of the video included a composition rehearsed and performed with the Royal Ballet and choreographed by Wayne Eagling. Whereas the parody was acclaimed in the United Kingdom, it was considered controversial in the United States and banned by MTV[2] and other stations.
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Do you want to break free?

I think this is one of those songs that can be interpreted in lots of different ways. I love songs like this that can identify with so many people that need to identify with a song. For me the way I interpreted “I want to break free” is partly explored in the way it is used in the we will rock you musical. Wanting to break free from a a world that is just so false and corrupt and untrustworthy and evil, etc. And also I can identify with I want to break free, in terms of wanting to break free from my life the way and break free and change it and myself. This is one of my favoruite songs, based on the fact that it a brilliantly written song but also because the lyrics are so powerful. Maybe you can use the power in the song to break free too?

Like I said before, the song can be interpreted in many ways. Maybe reading between the lines, it’s John Deacon declaring he’d really like out of Queen (it’s 1983) so he can pursue other things. Very cleverly written. For years I thought it was a Freddie ‘coming out’ song.

Especially the last verse:

But life still goes on I can’t get used to living without, living without Living without you by my side I don’t want to live alone, hey God knows, got to make it on my own

“I can’t get used to living without you by my side” – yeah leaving Queen ain’t gonna be easy

“God knows, got to make it on my own” – John Deacon hoping his solo career works out

Songs like bohemian rhapsody are such amazing songs and so creative and imaginative. But I find that I connect more personally to the lyrics in songs like “I want to break free”.

No it is not easy to break free from the everyday life and something very established. But if you feel that this is not right for you and you want to live in another way……God knows, you got to make it on your own…

 

Love, Health And wisdom

Brian

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Learning and development, Mindset, Psychology

Everything will be okay in the end…..

 

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“John Lennon is credited with saying, ‘Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.’”

John Lennon

It is so incredibly easy to get caught up in the motions of pretending to be happy and fail to actually experience happiness. When things go wrong, it’s practically human nature to assume the worst and that things are falling apart. Sometimes, they actually are. Other times, it’s simply an exaggeration. Regardless of how bad circumstances may be, I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and that things work out the way they do to allow us to grow and to make us stronger people.

Rather than stress about things you can’t control, put your time and energy into things that you can help, especially those that make you happy and bring you joy. We all have good days and we all have bad days. The universe throws us a curveball every now and then to see if we’re paying attention, but always remember that if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

In the great movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” John Lennon´s quote is used by Dev Patel. You really should see that movie.

The only real failure is the failure to try. And the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment. As we always must. We came here, and we tried. All of us, in our different ways. Can we be blamed for feeling we’re too old to change? Too scared of disappointment to start it all again? We get up every morning, we do our best. Nothing else matters.

But it’s also true that the person who risks nothing, does nothing; has nothing. All we know about the future is that it will be different. But, perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same. So, we must celebrate the changes. Because, as someone once said “Everything will be all right in the end. And if it’s not all right, then trust me, it’s not yet the end.”

There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. Only a present that builds and creates itself as the past withdraws.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Health, Learning and development, Nature, Wellness

Special Places

We can conserve most of life on Earth by protecting the most exceptional ecosystems and habitats. Places that are particularly rich in biodiversity. Places with unique animals and plants. Places like no other.

Why these places?

These regions have been scientifically identified as:

  • being home to irreplaceable and threatened biodiversity, or
  • representing an opportunity to conserve the largest and most intact representative of their ecosystem.

We are also working in a number of regional priority areas that are locally important and have a long history of WWF conservation success.

http://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/where_we_work/

There are many special places in the world, but what matters the most is the special places that you can go to in your everyday life. Special places are very important for our quality of life.

Special Places are places that brings up important feelings

and gives us meaning in life.

I have many of these places around me in my everyday life. One of them I will show you below. It is on may way to and from work each day. In the somertime I go here for a swim eather before or after work. That is pure wellness to me.

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Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Health, Learning and development, Mindset, Wellness

Energy Medicine

We Are All Made Of Energy – We Are All Self-Healing

Eastern and ancient medical models have been based on energy for thousands of years. We witness our body’s ability to heal itself when small cuts heal, and with our expectation, “this will heal.”

Tuning into our energy body is easy, quick, and can switch our emotions and health in a few moments. When we tune into our energy bodies with our intention we can truly change our lives physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Self-healing is not at all complicated.

In a few simple steps, you can bring a feeling of peace into your body. You can tune into your energy body and use your thoughts and emotions to change the frequency and flow of your energy.

It is a simple as changing the channel from a negative reporting news channel to your favorite comedy show, and feeling yourself relax with that change.

Your day can move in a new direction that will guarantee you are inviting ease, flow and even “miracles” into your life.

1. Sit in a comfortable position and become aware of your breath.

No need to change the pattern of your breathing – just pay attention to the flow – in and out, in and out. No judging it, no changing it – just noticing.

This is simply to become “present” and to stop some of the never-ending thoughts from interfering for the next few minutes.

2. Take your hands (palms together) in front of you and rub them together quickly for 30 – 60 seconds.

Let them become warm from the friction and feel that warmth.

Invite a slight smile in as you are rubbing your hands and taking this time. Smiling itself is healing and has the ability to switch our moods in a few seconds.

3. Hold your hands 6-8 inches away from each other, facing each other and feel the energy flowing through them.

This energy is always here – you are feeling it now because of the intention and the awakening your awareness to it.

you feel this energy tune into it. Know this is part of you. Keep on smiling – doesn’t this feel great?

4. Close your eyes. See if you can move the energy up your arms, through your body.

There is no “wrong way” to do this. You are awakening your energy body with your intent and your intent is to feel and to heal.

See if you can move that energy to any part of your body you may feel some stress or illness in. Keep it there knowing you are sending it love and positive “healing energy.” If you feel like you are losing touch with feeling the energy – rub your hands together again.

There is no judgment and no way to do this incorrectly.

Picture the energy in whatever way feels right for you. Perhaps you just want to feel it or maybe you want to picture it as a white light – it is whatever way feels the easiest for you. Let yourself play with this step and smile while doing it.

5. Continue to work with this flow of energy.

Call it to different parts of your body. Notice how it feels as it reaches different spaces. 

This energy can help those areas that usually bring you pain— feel grateful for finally recognizing this inherent ability in you.

Notice the energy relaxing the parts of the body it flows into. Thank your body for being able to awaken to this awareness and healing.

Playing with this energy flow for even five minutes can bring a state of joy and peace that you may have felt was impossible even minutes earlier.

5 Easy Steps To Self-Healing In 5 Minutes

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The current status of energy medicine and its increasing challenge to the biochemical paradigm that has dominated conventional medicine are reviewed. While energy medicine represents only a small fraction of one percent of the 2.2 trillion dollar health care industry, six properties of energy medicine give it strengths that could augment conventional health care models. These include the ways energy medicine 1) can address biological processes at their energetic foundations (reach), 2) regulates biological processes with precision, speed, and flexibility (efficiency), 3) fosters healing and prevents illness with interventions that can be readily, economically, and non-invasively applied (practicality), 4) includes methods that can be utilized on an at-home, self-help basis, fostering a stronger patient and practitioner partnership in the healing process (patient empowerment), 5) adopts non-linear concepts consistent with distant healing, the healing impact of prayer, and the role of intention in healing (quantum compatibility), and 6) strengthens the integration of body, mind, and spirit, leading not only to a focus on healing, but to achieving greater well-being, peace, and passion for life (holistic orientation).

Strategies for restoring and maintaining the health of the body’s energies by stimulating specific “energy points” have been passed along the generations in China and other parts of the world for at least 5000 years. A body that had been mummified in a snow-bound mountainous region along the border between Austria and Italy around 3000 B.C. had tattoos on exactly the points that are indicated in traditional Chinese medicine for treating the kind of lumbar spine arthritis revealed by an x-ray analysis of the body (9 of the 15 markings were along a meridian or energy pathway that is used in treating back pain, including one on the precise point that is considered the “master point” for back pain). Forensic analysis also revealed that the body’s intestines had been rife with whipworm eggs, and indeed, some of the other markings were on points that are traditionally used for treating stomach upset.7 Similar tattoos have been found on mummified bodies in other regions, ranging from South America to Siberia.

As contemporary clinical experience and scientific investigation lend increasing credibility to the concepts and procedures used in energy medicine, while at the same time public discontent with and concern about the dangers and costs of conventional medicine grow at a discomfiting rate,8 six areas are emerging where energy medicine might augment and in some ways supersede conventional medical practices. After examining the fundamental natural mechanism underlying energy medicine—the decisive impact of the body’s energies and “organizing fields” on gene expression and cell activity.

https://www.innersource.net/em/107-resources/publishedarticles/283-sixpillarsofem.html

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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Reframe Your Negative Thoughts

Like everyone on this planet, you want to be as happy as possible, as much of the time as possible. But like most people, you probably don’t have happiness as your primary priority. Or maybe you think you do, but in reality, you find yourself consistently sabotaging yourself by slipping into sadness, despair, regret and other unproductive negative thoughts.

Without happiness as a priority, its very easy to slip into negativity, and suffer much more than you need to in this life. That’s why, if you want to learn how to level up the quality of your life, it’s so crucial that you embrace the pursuit happiness as your primary priority, and not just as a concept that sounds nice.

Once you truly embrace the pursuit of happiness, you’ll have the right mindset for being able to recognize and reframe negativity. And the right mindset is crucial because you have thousands if not tens of thousands of negative thoughts a day.

You need to wake up every day to do battle with demons. The demons of doubt, despair and depression. There’s no other way. It’s spiritual warfare and you have to be ready to wake up and win every day.

The good thing is with the right mindset, and the right reframes, you can start feeling better instantly.

Effective strategies for reframing negative thinking.

It takes time to get ride of negative thoughts and maybe you will not at all, but you will get much better to handle the negative thoughts. Know where they are coming from and put them aside by bringing in good, pleasant and happy thoughts. These will by time outmatch the negative ones.

Below there is a video that can help too.

AWARENESS

The first thing you need to focus on is your awareness. In other words, being mindful of negative thoughts. If happiness if your primary priority, you need to take awareness of negativity very seriously, like gun to your head seriously.

You need to stay aware because you’re going to have thousands of negative thoughts a day, at least. It’s just a matter of catching them, recognizing you’re unhappy, and asking the right questions.

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

The right questions are all variations of:

  • Why am I unhappy?
  • What do I have to do to feel better?

You are the questions you ask yourself, so it’s very important you know how to ask the right questions.

Once you ask the right questions, you prime yourself for the right reframe.

REFRAMING

The right reframe is the best reframe of your negative thoughts at the time. You might not be able to get to happy, but you can always get out of doubt, despair and depression – even if its just to neutral.

Reframing, or state management, is the most important skill there is.

And in practice, is much more effective then any type of therapy. Because therapy deals with the past, yet the past no longer exists. The present is all that’s real, and state management is control of the present.

The past is not the way forward, the present and the future is. Staying stuck in the past is why you suffer.

It’s like with physical pain, it doesn’t matter how bad that pain is, from fever to cancer, once the pain is gone, it’s gone, you can’t remember physical pain if you tried. Mental pain however, can be relived, rehashed and remembered ad infinitum. And many types of therapies encourage this!

Compare the mind to the body:

Therapy is like taking a physical scar or injury that’s causing you pain, and picking at it, and opening it up, and digging into it, thereby amplifying the pain so you can remember the pain and somehow “process it”.

Reframing, is taking the same physical scar or injury that’s causing you pain, and taking the right medicine, or doing the right stretches to remove the pain and feel good, in the present moment.

The game changing revelation comes when you recognize that you choose how you feel.

YOU CHOOSE HOW YOU FEEL AT ALL TIMES

YOU CHOOSE HOW YOU FEEL AT ALL TIMES

YOU CHOOSE HOW YOU FEEL AT ALL TIMES

Negative thoughts only have the power to hurt you if you let them.

It doesn’t matter how bad the thought is or what happened to you, you always have control over how you feel.

You have the choice to choose positive or negative and when you’re being negative you are actually CHOOSING to be.

https://revolutionarylifestyledesign.com/reframe-negative-thoughts/

This one can also be helpfull. You can e.g. hang it up in your home.

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Keep on fighting. Don´t let negativity win.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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What goes around comes around

Definition of what goes around comes around

informal

used to say that if someone treats other people badly he or she will eventually be treated badly by someone else 

  • You should not mistreat them. What goes around comes around.

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By Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

“What goes around comes around” or “as you sow, so shall you reap” is the basic understanding of how karma, the law of cause and effect, works. The word karma literally means “activity.” Karma can be divided up into a few simple categories — good, bad, individual and collective. Depending on one’s actions, one will reap the fruits of those actions. The fruits may be sweet or sour, depending on the nature of the actions performed. Fruits can also be reaped in a collective manner if a group of people together perform a certain activity or activities.

Everything we say and do determines what’s going to happen to us in the future. Whether we act honestly, dishonestly, help or hurt others, it all gets recorded and manifests as a karmic reaction either in this life or a future life. All karmic records are carried with the soul into the next life and body.

There is no exact formula that is provided for how and when karmic reactions will appear in our lives, but one can be sure they will appear in some form or other. One may be able to get away with a crime they committed, or avoid paying taxes, but according to karma, no one gets away with anything for long.

Often, when something goes wrong in our lives, and it just doesn’t seem to make sense as to why it happened, it can be very bewildering. We can just be left standing there without any answers. I remember a very difficult time in my life when my family lost our entire fortune, which threw my life into a spin. I asked myself why this was happening, and I came up with three possible answers:

1. God is cruel for letting things happen the way they are.
2. Things are happening completely by random chance and that there is no rhyme or reason behind them.
3. Perhaps in some inconceivable way, I had a hand in my own suffering, even if I wasn’t able to recall what I had done.

I didn’t like option two because I just couldn’t accept that things were moving about randomly. I always felt there had to be some kind of order to the universe. Since I grew up believing in God, I was ready to wholeheartedly accept option one because this option allowed me to point a finger and express my anger and frustration at someone who I had worshiped all my life.

In search for an answer, I started reading the Bhagavad Gita and other Hindu texts which hinted at option three. This was even more difficult than the first option because now I couldn’t really point a finger at anyone other than myself. The Gita broadened my horizons about life and encouraged me to take responsibility for my own actions and not to place blame. It explained that each of my previous lives has impacted my subsequent lives and is probably affecting my current life.

A karmic reaction, good or bad, may or may not become manifest in the same life. It may manifest in a future life. It’s also possible to get hit with a few reactions — positive or negative — at the same time. The simplest analogy I can think of for how karma works is that of a credit card purchase. You make the purchase now, but don’t get hit with the bill for 30 days. If you made several purchases during one billing cycle, then you’ll get hit with one big bill.

The natural question that arises is: “Why am I getting punished for something from a previous live if I can’t even remember it?” Of course, we don’t ask ourselves why good things happen to us. We simply accept the good thinking we deserve it or that we’ve earned it. We forget a lot of things we’ve done in the past, so what to speak of things done in a previous life. The most important lesson to learn is that we can become more mindful of our present actions to prepare our families and ourselves for a more prosperous future, both materially and spiritually.

An important question we should ask is: “Do we really want to remember our past lives?” The pain of dealing with the hardships of this one life is difficult enough. We can only imagine how long we would actually survive if the weight of our previous lives’ pain and suffering were compounded onto our psyche. For the most part, it’s probably a good thing that most people don’t remember what happened in previous lives, so that we can start to move forward in our present life.

Karma doesn’t translate into indifference towards the suffering of others. The mood should never be “too bad, it’s their karma.” The predominating principle should always be that of sympathy and compassion.

This can seem like such a vicious cycle of action and reaction. It’s practically impossible to live in this world without doing some wrong, whether out of anger, revenge, or just inattention. The teachings of the Gita and Hinduism are all about breaking this cycle of karma and transcending the material world and regaining entrance into the spiritual world. The path of Bhakti Yoga, which includes mantra meditation, conscious cooking and eating, and devotional service help break the cycle of karma by gradually removing the karmic reactions we have accumulated and thus liberating us from the repetition of birth and death.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/gadadhara-pandit-dasa/karma-what-goes-around-comes-around_b_1081057.html

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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Learning and development, Mindset

Today…

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When I was young, my dad once said to me, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” At first the phrase would go in one ear and out the other.

However, as I grew older and more mature, I have found it to be the first thought that pops up in my mind when I wake up.

Have a great day

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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