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View Of Life

Life is how you see it,

but you can always change the view.

Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself.

This got me thinking about all of the variables that impact someone’s view on life. How we are raised, the area in which we live, good and bad relationships, money, careers, failures and successes; the list is very long. While there may be an infinite number of factors that go into this equation, I believe each of us is responsible for our outlook on life, and on whether or not we like ourselves.

Regardless of where you have been or where you are going, your outlook on life can change for the better if you allow it to. You can let go of insecurities and grow to like yourself, if you give yourself the chance. To this point, I have found there to be three essential components in the correlation between your outlook in life and how much you like yourself. Check out the equation below:

Perspective + Being in Control of Your Happiness – the little things that don’t matter = a more positive human being, both inside and out.

Perspective

A powerful word that is easily overlooked. A quick query on Google defines perspective as “a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.” Point of view, stance and outlook are just a few of the synonyms associated with this word.

Perspective has been on my mind a lot lately. I believe perspective separates the winners from the losers – not just in sport but in life itself. Varying degrees of perspective separate the optimist from the pessimist from the realist. Perspective separates life and death.

Your outlook, your point of view, your perspective on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself. If you have ever spent time with someone who passes more hours talking about how bad things are or how terrible their job is or who in general, is just a negative individual, then you probably know someone who doesn’t like themselves very much.

I have friends swinging at some of the toughest curve balls life can throw and you would never know. These people find the good in the bad. They believe in something higher; something better for their lives and refuse to let anything get in the way of that. Individuals like this know who they are inside, are secure in that person and let it show outwardly.

There are others who have it better than good but let pettiness prevail. People like this obsess over the little things that eventually take over their lives. You see it when they speak, in their body language and in their outlook on life. Sometimes you find yourself wondering what will happen when life throws them a curveball – one much faster, deceptive, and challenging to hit than the slow pitch they’re at bat with now.

We keep ourselves busy with little things because we can handle them. But if our lives are built around these things, then we don’t allow ourselves time with the big things; we give ourselves no time for the most important questions life asks us.

You Are In Control Of Your Own Happiness

Repeat after me:

I am in control of my own happiness. I am in control of my own happiness. I am in control of my own happiness.

It is not your parent’s job, it is not your friend’s job or your dog’s job to bring you the happiness you so badly want. These people (and animals) cannot possibly understand everything you truly need to be happy. They may think they do, but they don’t. Only you do. And only you can find it.

Those who don’t rely on others for their main source of happiness are often, much happier. People who like themselves are happy with themselves. Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself. Those of us who find our outlook on life grim, amongst other factors, rely on others to provide a main source of happiness. Unfortunately, if this is your case, you will always be let down.

People are imperfect, unreliable, moody, mean and the list goes on. The security you need so badly in your life won’t come from your best friend or even your girlfriend – it comes from within.

Those of us with a positive outlook on life found a unique and true happiness that is authentic and raw. Only I can have my happiness and only you can have yours.

Putting The Equation Together

When you let go of needing others to provide something for which they are not capable of, you begin the journey of finding your own happiness. Finding true happiness brings security in one’s self. The combination contributes to how much you like yourself and ultimately, your outlook on life itself.

What makes perspective so unique is that a slight shift can give us a refreshed image. A few degrees of change can help us find and be exactly who and what we are looking for.

The Way You Look At Life Has A Lot To Do With The Way You See Yourself

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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SeKiFi SlagInstruktion 1-2

Når du har øvet dig i, hvordan din tommeltot skal være placeret under dine knyttede fingre og de to store knoer, du skal ramme med, så er du klar til instruktionsvideo 2.

Nu skal du jo bare have noget at slå på ;o). Dertil vil jeg klart anbefale en sandsæk, og så skal du naturligvis også have nogle sandsækhandsker. At bokse på en sandsæk er noget af det bedste træning, du kan få. Når du har lært at slå rigtigt, vil du opdage at det faktisk er ret sjovt og god træning. Ved at bokse, træner du faktisk størstedelen af kroppen, når du giver den gas med sandsækken. Ved at bevæge dig rundt og slå samtidig får du både god kredsløbs- og styrketræning. Hvis du ikke vil investere i en sandsæk, må du jo nøjes med at afreagere på dem hver torsdag kl. 19.00 til 20.30 hos mig. Vi starter torsdag d. 23. august. Husk at sende mig en mail på brianjacobsen@rocketmail.com om hvem du er, og hvad du har dyrket før.

Instruktionsvideo 3 er på vej.

God sommer.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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My Sun Salutation

This is the way I started my day:

The Beach is good for all kinds of exercises and training. I love to go there every day for yoga, running, mountainbiking, volley, swimming, diving and fishing. Not everything each day, but many of them. So yes the summertime is definitely the best season of the year. This time I am going to show you some yoga from this morning. It is my own version of the Indian Sun Salutation.

Don´t think traditional when it comes to training. Do something new everytime. Try to break your training pattern. Challenge yourself in new ways.

I know you can do it. You should too…..

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Practice The Pause

The Pause. What a brilliant thing to do – to pause. Yet pausing isn’t something we typically even consider doing when we are in the heat of a moment. That’s the entire reason we need to Practice The Pause. By telling ourselves to practice the pause we are preparing ourselves to be aware and ready to implement it when that heat of the moment does arise in our day…and let’s face it, there is at least one moment that arises in every day when we really ought to be ready to use it.

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The Pause is good everywhere. Also in sports. Not the 100 meters of course, but e.g. soccer. Change of speed, you wait for a moment and then a new good situation accurs.

One way to practice the pause is to put a post-it note on the bathroom mirror where you will see it first thing when you wake up in the morning. Then put another one somewhere where you will see it in the midst of your day at the time you know you most often need to be reminded of it, perhaps on the dashboard of the car if you tend to get road rage when you are driving, or perhaps on the garage door as you head into the house so you see it when you walk into the house after a long day of work hungry and grouchy and tired, or somewhere in your home where you find yourself the most easily frustrated and impatient with your loved ones. Just putting that little post-it reminder in a few strategic places can make a huge difference in helping you remember that you want to practice the pause.

I can think of many times in my life, I wish I had practiced the pause, and I cannot think of a single time, I am glad where I didn’t. Nothing good ever comes from a snap response, a snap judgment, or a snap reaction. Reacting harshly to anything only leads to us doing and saying things we will later regret. But if we commit ourselves each morning to practice the pause in our day we will stay alert and be ready to take advantage of the power of the pause and the happiness it can bring when implemented.

Thank You Amy Rees Anderson!

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Top 5 Buddhist Teachings

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The Top 5 Buddhist Teachings That Would Change Your Life

 

1) Awaken to Life!

Mindfulness- being completely present to the life you’re living and what you’re doing- is something that can’t be understated. Expanding your awareness changes every aspect of your life, in every way. It really is as simple as that. The more you do, the more you’ll discover your own unique peace and joy- and the more you’ll be able to let go of personal struggles.

2) Change Yourself, Change the World

Everything we do, even the smallest act, is noticed by those around us. Friends, family, coworkers, all imitate each other subconsciously and repeat these acts. In this way, we’re all interconnected. Because of this, by helping yourself you can create waves of influence in the world, expanding to each person you meet. You don’t need money or power…you just need to find yourself.

3) Find Compassion

In Buddhism, it’s taught that compassion is a trait of a deeply developed human being. It’s easy to look at others and have contempt for their actions, or be upset with their life choices. After all, not everyone is perfect, and certainly not everyone is going to do thing how we’d like them to be done. But compassion means seeing beyond that and understanding people are on their own path- whether we like it or not. Moreover, most people are motivated by urges of past pain that they are not even aware of, and are trying to alleviate it. This kind of attitude creates peace within, and heal wounds that you may be hiding from yourself. Not only that, but it’s a powerful way to connect with others.

4) You Get what You Give

Giving isn’t just about the gifts we buy others at certain times of the year; it’s also about how we impact others lives. Compassion, presence, and love are all gifts that cost nothing, and will be rewarded by everyone around us. Life is a balance between giving and receiving.

5) Remove the 3 Obstacles to Happiness

In Buddhism, it’s taught that there are 3 main obstacles to finding happiness:

  • Greed
  • Hatred
  • Delusion

Every human being suffers from these 3 vices, and as a result humanity as a whole struggles to move forward. The more you work to let go of them, the more you’ll be able to find peace and influence the world for the better.

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Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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ZEN

Zen Is Just Being, feeling the flow in your body connected to and being an integreted part of the outside world.

No that is to complicated, and zen isn´t complicated.

Zen Is Just The Ultimate Being

To study Buddhism is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self.

– Dogen Zenji

Defining Zen (禅) is like trying to describe the taste of honey to someone who has never tasted it before. You can try to explain the texture and scent of honey, or you can try to compare and correlate it with similar foods. However, honey is honey! As long as you have not tasted it, you are in the illusion of what honey is.

The same goes with Zen because Zen Buddhism is a practice that needs to be experienced, not a concept that you can intellectualize or understand with your brain. The information here won’t cover all of what of Zen is, but is a starting point to the Zen experience.

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At the heart of the Japanese culture lies Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism. Zen is, first and foremost, a practice that was uninterruptedly transmitted from master to disciple, and that goes back to the spiritual Enlightenment of a man named Siddhārtha Gautama (Shakyamuni Gotama in Japanese) – The Buddha – 2500 years ago in India.

The practice of Zen meditation or Zazen (座禅 – za meaning sitting, and Zen meaning meditation in Japanese), is the core of Zen Buddhism: without it, the is no Zen. Zen meditation, is a way of vigilance and self-discovery which is practiced while sitting on a meditation cushion. It is the experience of living from moment to moment, in the here and now. It is through the practice of Zazen that Gautama got enlightened and became the Buddha.

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Zazen is an attitude of spiritual awakening, which when practiced, can become the source from which all the actions of daily life flow – eating, sleeping, breathing, walking, working, talking, thinking, and so on.

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Zen Buddhism is not a theory, an idea, or a piece of knowledge. It is not a belief, dogma, or religion; but rather, it is a practical experience that lies inside of you. You just have to open your mind and let your energy flow then ZEN will come to you.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

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