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Ordinary And Special Day 6-6-19

Breathe in breathe out. Breathing is your anchor…

Breathing and being that is what you fundamentally have. That is the true healthy you. Feelings and thoughts comes and goes. They do not define you. Your being and breathing is your life anchor.

The right breathing means everything for your well being. Breathe all the way down in your stomac, lower your shoulders, relax, feel the air giving your power.

This time a year I try to swim each day. Swimming and diving can really trains you in relaxation. Especially in this element it is really important that you relax. Lots of people can´t relax in water, and that makes them hyperventilate and heavy in the water. Slowly try to learn to feel the water and not fear the water. Go into it and feell the rythm of the water and when you feel you are ready take a deep breath and lay on your back in the water surface – RELAX as much as you can. Work on this so you will feel more and more comfortable in the element.

 

This morning I swam and did some diving before work. Very nice. It is always good to do some physical training before going into the water, especially when the water is only 15 degrees celcius. This morning a 10 km mountainbike ride before.

Then work. Training my pupils to the science examination in two weeks. Engagement, will power and believing in your own skills and worth, that is what I hope for for them.

Breathe in

My being

is pure me,

breathe out

I am in contact…

I am ready for my bike-home-running-swim.

Hope you have had an ordinary and special day too.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

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Ordinary And Special Day 5-6-19

Make every day a special day – also the ordinary ones.

Seize the day” is a translation of the Latin phrase Carpe diem (quam minimum credula postero), which means “Seize the day, put little trust in tomorrow”. In other words, enjoy yourself now.

So enjoy yourself and your everyday right now in this very moment reading this and strongly after too. This is your day like every other day.

My day began with the same amount of coffee like any other day…..but I really appreciate it very much each morning. Then some morning exercise and a great morning bike ride in the beautiful area around Vallø Slot. See what has just arrived to this world.

Swans and ducklings in the castlelake.

Today is election day in Denmark. We are going to choose a new government. It is the day of democracy. I want a greener Denmark with less polution, better social and health care, a better and more effective public system with less bureaucrazy. I want banks and companies to pay their fair share to a better environment and public system. I am no Robin Hood, but the rich people has so much, so it is only fair to share some with the poor.

It is really a special day today. It is also FATHERS DAY. I am excited to see if my boys remembers that…

Well there is still plenty of things to do before the election. I will go to the beach now with my Yorkie.

If you’ve ever read anything on the subject of self-care as an introvert or sensitive type personality, then you’ve probably see the advice to get yourself around nature. Spend time in the natural world, surrounded by the beauty of water, trees, and animals. Away from the chaos, connecting to the natural rhythms where the human chaos, stress, and busyness are making demands of you.

There is true restorative power in feeling at one with the rawness of nature. Being forced to slow down and unplug.

I find the benefits of unplugging, even just for two or three hours. It forces me to stop, to listen, to experience the immediacy and pureness of the present moment. And I finish feeling fully restored and charged by some deep groundswell of energy.

Spending Time With Your Own Nature

Nature is not just something “out there” to go and be in. It’s not a magical place, the benefits of which we can only experience by leaving where we are.

In fact, I think one of the reasons spending time around natural beauty can be so powerful, is because it connects us to our own natural cores. When we are away from the pressures and stresses of a workplace, technology, and the demands of everyday life, something within us is resonating. Because well hey, we are natural beings. However much we might try to fight it. We are made of the same stuff as everything we might consider “nature”.

5 Characteristics of Nature

The purpose of this episode is to think specifically about what these two sides look like for your own situation. We will address five aspects of nature that are true for all of us (despite our best efforts to nullify them). And we will think about how we can use them to our advantage, rather than as things that hold us back.

By understanding these factors in our lives, we will gain a sense of perspective about what truly matters (and what doesn’t), so that we can live with more time, less stress, and abundant sources of energy at our disposal.

  1. Energy
  2. Timing
  3. Seasons
  4. Environment
  5. Ecosystems

Spending time in nature is a great thing. When you’re told to “get out” into nature, remember to start within. Experiencing the natural world starts when we experience our own natural preferences and rhythms. It’s about going inwards to recognise how it influences our own lives. Nature is something we must live in conjunction with, not something we try to go and find “out there” as a way to escape the world.

Now I am going to the election and the beach again…it is pretty hot 32 degrees celcius….Exciting tonight, who is going to rule Denmark the next four years???

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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When An Animal Wants To Tell You Something

Have you ever tried to feel a close connection to an animal? Well it is of course common to your own pet, but I have also felt it to other wild animals in different situations.

E.g. to weeks ago I was in The Faroe Islands for my father in laws funeral. My wife and I meet this eider duck she. It seems very tame and comes very close to me. I could touch it on its head. Then we went into the flowershop to get some flowers for the funeral. After a while something touched my leg……

There the duck was and I looked into its eyes and I felt this strong connection, a well balanced chemistry and I know that the duck wanted to tell med something…..perhaps that it was hungry…

The human-animal connection has existed since the beginning of time mainly as a way for humans to give and receive unconditional love. To psychically connect with an animal is to align one’s consciousness grid with that of the animal. From there images are perceived along with emotions and other physical sensations. We not only find our pets, but in some cases they find us, allowing us to sense a psychic bond and often a past life connection.

THE interaction between human and non-human animals fascinates everyone from anthropologists to the average pet owner. It even has a name – anthrozoology – as biologist John Bradshaw reminds us in the subtitle of his new book, The Animals Among Us.

As Bradshaw points out, for humans to consistently live with and nurture animals is a most unusual trait in nature. So a strong, fact-based discussion of how and why we do this and its effects should be eye-opening, engaging and thought-provoking.

Even so, domestication is a less common outcome of keeping animals than we might expect, given that even the most generous list would only include 20 or so domesticated species. Many more have spent at least some time in captivity, so it is well worth asking why so many species that have lived intimately with us haven’t been domesticated.

In fact, pets are increasingly seen as offering us tangible benefits – as therapy animals, assistants to people who are blind or disabled, and companions to those who are socially isolated. Pets are often said to provide distinct health benefits to those with mental, social or physical problems, though Bradshaw points out that the evidence isn’t as strong as the claims for it.

In one of the best and most thought-provoking parts of his book, Bradshaw dissects the practice of anthropomorphism as a typically human attempt to understand the animals with which we live so intimately. He raises important questions about the greater significance of keeping pets and their benefits. For example, is assigning human characteristics to another species really key to the close emotional and family-type relationships many humans form with their pets? Does anthropomorphism balance out the energetic and economic costs of pets in the modern world?

Rupert Sheldrake in his book, “Dogs That Know Their Owners are Coming Home” talks about the telepathic connection between humans and animals, particularly dogs.

He documented several cases that showed dogs and cats anticipating the return of their owners by waiting at a door or window; anticipation of them going away; the anticipation of being fed; cats disappearing when their owners intend to take them to the vet; dogs knowing when their owners are planning to take them for a walk; and animals that get excited when their owner is on the telephone, even before the telephone is answered.

How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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Spartan Race Beast In Berlin

Just two weeks after my Spartan Race in Madrid, I have signed up for my next Spartan Race. As you can see above, it is Spartan Berlin. This time it is The Beast. That is the longest run with the most obstacles. Well that most be because I like it very much and I do. I think that the Madrid Race is the best race that I have ever competed in.

The Spartan Race Beast in Berlin is the 28th. of September, so I have 3 month to get in an even better shape than now. This time I am going for the podium, though my goal is to be in top ten.

In Madrid I competed in the Open group. In Berlin I will do it in age groups, where there is the same rules as in the Elite. Here you can qualify for the european and the world championships.

You should really try it some day. Great full body training and the races around the world are just fantastic. You see beautifull landscapes and meet fantastic people. In Madrid I ran side by side with at great spanish man. We helped each other through parts of the race. Write to me if you need to get started but don´t know how.

YOU CAN BE A SPARTAN TOO.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

 

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Dances With Wolves

 

When I visit the Holstebro Area in the Western Jutland I just have to run in the beautiful nature. It calls for me. For the last about ten years there has come a new dimension into the nature over there. The wolves. People recommend that people should not walk or run alone in the woods, because of the wolves. But I do….

Some parts of the western Jutland can be rather flat and doll, but in this run I will bring you to some great places around the lake “Vandkraftsøen”. Maybe the wolves are there…….I am sure the sheeps are.

Everybody has great places to run. Even if you have to drive a little for it. Use your imagination to get a good active experience in the nature.

My body in pure presence in the nature. Listening you my heavy breathing accompanied with the birds singing and the wind in the trees.

If it is to hard for you to run then walk, and if you feel like it walk fast or run some moments in between.

Before I knew it I ran 15 km. Up and down, from side to side.

Every where you go, you can always use something to an exercise to improve your strength. Well it is not the best video……actually you can´t see what I am doing…..but I think you can quess it.

There is just something great about moving and climbing up to the top and having that great view over the landscape around you.

No wolves this time, but the prey where on the field……….me too???

This is the wild west……Where are the indians?

Springtime. New lives. Well I am not young anymore. But I feel alive and kicking and love life. This makes me feel alive. Hope you feel the same. If you don´t keep on doing things like this, then I am sure it will come to you.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

 

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The Spartan Race Super Adventure In Madrid

My first time Spartan Race, My first time Madrid.

The airport in Madrid, Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez, Madrid-Barajas in a beautiful one, but rather confusing especially when most of it is in spanish (have to learn that language some day).

When I am in foreign countries I usually use Hertz car rental. It just works for me. But just don´t crash or make any damage, then it costs big time. Therefore I am always a bit nervous when I drive around in these rental cars.

After 45 minutes driving to the nordwest of Madrid we came to the most beautiful mountain valley where the cozy city of Collado Mediano is placed. Pretty tired we found our pearl – Box Art Hotel – La Torre.

https://www.latorreboxarthotel.es/en/the-hotel/

After a short walk in the little city it was time to get a good nights rest for the race saturday.

A great breakfast was included and then we drove the 20 km further nordwest to Los Angeles de San Rafael Segovia where the Spartan Race was located.

I was so ready.

Spartan races are very well organized. This one was no exception, though it was a little difficult to find the startline. Well when the adrenaline is pumping you can miss the signs ;o).

It was the best race I ever have competed in. The terrain was just fantastic in the stony mountain with lots of beautiful plants and the smell of lavender and thyme. On the course the were 30 great and demanding obstacles.

I felt like a winner 2 hours later.

The day after it was already travelling-home-to-the-cold-north-day. But before that we had to pay Madrid a visit OF COURSE.

Madrid is great – The Spartan Race was great. Thanks to my great little brother and the rest of the Spain I met.

Next Spartan Race will be in Berlin in september.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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Teplice Rocks Rocks

If you go to The Czech Republic and want to experience something very extraordinary from mother nature you have to visit Teplice Rocks in the Eastern part of the country close to Poland.

I have never seen anything like this. Wild rock formations of sandstone.

The lake in the beginning of the trekking route is just amazing. Start your walk from Adrspach.

For a trekking warm up. Go around the amazing lake.

The last part of the route is more demanding…

…..but it is all worth it.

Maybe you see some trolls on your way…

Tomorrow we will climb Snezka, the biggest mountain in The Czech Republic.

 

Love, Health And Wisdom

Brian

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