Life is a Journey #Blogg100

#000 [‚ąě]
The Life you Lead [Do Great and others will follow]

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I’m now on my way to the Crescendo of the Blog 100 challenge. The final Meetup in Stockholm. On a journey towards a goal. But I will never reach it. Be cause it’s now. And Right now I’m focusing on the journey.

Hey Tomorrow – Fuck you – And your friend Yesterday.
You can never catch me. Because I’m now, I’m now, I’m now, I’m now… Mindless Self Indulgence and LordSillion

As you travel trough time 2 things are always true:
It is always now
and
The now that was just moments ago is different from The Now – Now

This leaves you with 3 options:
1. Fight Change
2. Embrace Change
3. Architect Change

I choose door number 3. I choose to be an Architect of Change. Time’s own Agent. On a mission to change the Universe. But of course it’s all a lie. No one really wants change. The brains goal is to go down the most efficient path on running your systems. Everyone Wants Better, No One Wants Change.

So lets change things to the “Better”. Together

It’s about the Journey [London Real FTW]

I have written som post about my new found love. The Podcast London Real. Their motto is: It’s about the Journey. They have some really great talks about what matters most in life with som really great thinkers like Jacque Fresco and Steven Pinker.

It’s not about how much money you make. It’s about what you do with every living moment of your life. The people you help. The thoughts you have and share. The experiences you create for yourself and others. The Life you lead.

Lets set out to lead others on our journey towards a “Better” Life on planet Earth. What else is there that matters?

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

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Life is a Trap #Blogg100

#003 [III]
It’s a Trap … Life is a Trap … Let’s Get Caught Together ūüėČ

How do you embrace life and the hand that you have been dealt? What plays can you make? Can you swap cards? Is it a team game? What Defines a Win?

What is important? [And why don’t we do it then?]

I have previously talk about that Life is a Game in my series The Great Masquerade. Hell it’s even my life motto. And I got to put it on my Game of Thrones House banner:

Life is a Game

Life is a Game

But if we where the clear-headed gamers that could analyse every move before we make them. And then make the¬†most rationalized logical move to further our agenda and score. Then life would look very different indeed. Why can’t we do that? I say it’s because life is different kind of game.

Anyone can be an Agent of Change.
Every action changes something.
Choosing to do nothing is an active choice.
Jody Williams

Don’t grow up! It’s a Trap!

Yes Do Grow Up [Let’s get a Self-Transforming Mind]

Yes we do need to grow up. But not in the old boring way the old world think about it. But to get what Robert Kegan calls The Self-Transforming Mind. He gives an excellent talk about it on the RSA : The Further Reaches of Adult Development: Thoughts on the ‚ÄėSelf-Transforming‚Äô Mind.

Yes. At our current way in society only 1% of us, at the most, will reach this level around when they hit level 40. So herein lies a great challenge. We need to grow up. We need to grow up like never before to reach this level of mind and thinking.

As I see it, humanity‚Äôs greatest challenge in a globalized world can be put very simply: ‚ÄúHow can we learn to live in each other‚Äôs backyards?‚ÄĚ For the first time in the history of our species, a globalized world confronts us with a task for which a collection of Socialized Minds is inadequate. Such a complex challenge is unlikely to be met solely through better leadership, policies, or technology. I believe that it must be met through more complex thinking, and that responsibility is up to all of us. —¬†Peter W. Pruyn

Life is trap in the sense that we can only go forward. Don’t cling on to the past and the olden ways of system thinking. Let’s embrace a whole new level of our minds — Lord Sillion

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]
Holistic Thinking Ninja

Kung Fu of Life #Blogg100

#021 [XXI]
Keep your Mind and Body Fit [Kick as and rule the Universe]

Sebastian Foucan

Sebastian Foucan

Been listening more to the London Real Podcast. Just search in your podcast player for London Real or watch the Youtube clips below

First out is Tim Ferriss – The 4-Hour Phenomenon

Good things he does every morning:

  • The 5 minute mindful meditation.
  • Things he is grateful of.
  • Makes a todo list 3 things. Circles the toughest one and considers it a successful day if he finishes just that one. He also put up today’s don’ts. Like not getting stuck in emails.

Sebastien Foucan – Find Your Way

He is the Freerunning and Parkour master who stars in in the beginning of Casino Royal.

“You don’t need energy drink. You’ve got energy, the sun is your energy, the air is your energy, the water is your energy.” – S√©bastien Foucan

“Nobody ever invents anything You’re inspired and sometimes you can improve” – S√©bastien Foucan

Felicia Day Takes on Parkour and Freerunning

I also stumbled upon Felicia Day earlier this week doing some Parkour Training

Keep on running free

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Elementary Dear Michael #Blogg100

#025 [XXV]
The Extended Mind [I need more focus]

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I have just seen the first episode of the new TV-Series Elementary with Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. It has promise and I just love good Sherlock Holmes stories. And now that modern Brain Science actually confirms that his way of thinking is accurate according to Maria Konnikova.

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Listen to the RSA talk: The Scientific Method Of The Mind: What Sherlock Holmes can teach us about decision making with Maria Konnikova.

  • To solve problems take time and reflect over them. go into the “Wilderness” alone
  • Doing 5 minutes of Mindful Mediation each day has scientific measured effect of increased cognitive ability.
  • Use your memory right with techniques of Chucking and Storytelling.
  • Focus at the Task at hand. Multitasking is a myth.

Now I just have to see season to of Sherlock too. The 3 parts of season 1 was brilliant ūüôā

You wanna a¬†Piece¬†of … me mind?

I also found this today David Chalmers from TEDxSydney talking about  The Extended Mind.

Tomorrow I’m going to to “Speak my Mind” as I’m walking with a local politician here in Varberg.¬†So far so many of my thoughts has been circulating around the mind, reality and the future here on planet Earth. And on Friday we are talking the Sustainable¬†city here in Varberg too.

I will just have to trust my mind to bring all the puzzle-pieces¬†together ūüôā

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Mug Loving #Blogg100

#034[XXXIV]
Wanna piece of me? [I melt for no one!]

My M&M Mugs

My M&M Mugs

When I walk into M&M’s store on Times Square in New York and saw these mugs I just know I had 2 get them. What mugs or glasses we drink our brewages¬†from has hug impact how we experiences the taste of them. As Dan Ariely¬†has shown in his studies. When I saw the huge Red Round Mug in front of me. It instantly reminded me of my red mug I used to have as a child. I also love the round form with the thick walls that will keep my Tea or hot Chocolate warm for long while drinking. I was instantly sold to me. And it made such a great couple with the green one as well.

Mug Loving!

Terra Mystica

Terra Mystica

Tzolk'in

Tzolk’in

Gamer slang

There are also 2 great quotes inside the mugs. “Wanna piece of me?” and “I melt for no one!”. Today (11 am) I started my day where I left it early this morning (6 am). Meeting people and playing boardgames at the gaming convention Gothcon in Sweden. When we sit down and play games in the hallways and the classrooms at Hvitfeldtska High-school many people walk by or stay and watch the games. A few of them commented on the language we where using. We use a lot of gamer slang, friendly thrash talk, and a lot of Swinglish words.
“Iskallt” [Ice cold] comes to mind when someone pulls off a daring move.

It’s just how we gamers roll

Imperial

Imperial gaming

In a hallway I came across some people playing one of my all time favorite boardgames: Imperial. I noticed that they used the Nobish Investor card variant. So I asked if they have played allot. 3 where beginners a one guy had played it around 10 times. He didn’t even know that there where a better variant of the game designed for real gamers. So they where really glad when I explained how the game was supposed to play. I also noticed that there where no flags in the ocean areas. This was a ruled I remember that we also missed on our very first play thinking that you only got points for the land areas.

I watched them for a while pointing out moves and strategies each and every one could make. Then they cheered me on my merry way. It is always such a powerful feeling you get when hanging out with gamers and helping each other. That’s what I like the most of gaming convention like Gothcon or PAX. The Positive vibe you get from meeting most people here.

Gothcon Mugs

Gothcon Mugs

International TableTop Day

Today is also International TableTop Day all over the world. And that is so fitting here in Sweden with Gothcon and all. Speaking of Gothcon and mugs and all … Like many Conventions here in Sweden, Gothcon has a special mug printed every year that you buy too get free Tee and Coffee throughout the Convention. Being a Mug Lover myself, I of course have to collect them all.

God night everyone and play more games “Together” face to face drinking your favorite brewages¬†from your favorite mugs ūüôā

@LordSillion

Invest in Your Future #Blogg100

#047 [XLVII]
What can you do every day? [Theseus Day]

Find many of the Tips here under Journaling.

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Today started with my own session on WebCoast. I have collected all my insights from this and my other 2 blogs. From them I have selected some that will make you a better person. More Cretive, Thinking about your future, Mindful about the Present. Getting up and Exercise more.

You can see my whole session i Swedish in this 3 parts on Bambuser:

Del 1
Del 2
Del 3

Increase your Creativity and and become a better Version of yourself

Here are my blogs that Cover some of the Topics

Increase your Intelligence and Challenge Yourself
Oxytocin
Befriend everyone
Active ‚Äď Constructive Relations
MoonWatch and Stargaze together
Teach our children and adults with Storytelling

Be mindful about what is important for you
Become a better version of you
Life is a Game
Fail, Adapt and Iterate
Use Moral Reminders to lie less
Have Fiero Moments

End of the Road

The Best session today was from Dr PO and Johan Lange. It’s about Earth Society version 3.0. See it blow in Swedish. We have come to the end of the old society. There are 3¬†inevitable¬†ways we can change to a new one. Preferable The Networked Society. One thing is sure: We have come to the end of the road. We are are either¬†learning¬†how to fly or we are going to crash hard. The Change Scenarios are:

1. Catastrophe
2. Crusade
3. Small iterating steps

Theseus Day

Theseus Day is the day in Contimuum that started it all. With out spoiling it I can say that it triggers all kind thoughts around Fate, Destiny, Free Will and a deterministic Universe. If You haven’t seen the show I can really recommend it if you can find it. It’s a little bit cheesy and as usual in most Science Fiction there is very little talk about Social Media and The Network Society.

Anyhow. Referring to  the 3 scenarios above. There will come a day that you will instantly know that this is the day that a big change will begin to happen. What are your thoughts about it?

This summer¬†the 3 of us will go to Almedalen and set up shop. There we will bring more light on the subject. Changing Sweden and the education of it’s new citizens.

@LordSillion