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Master Key week 15.2 – Staying on the Path

So this is how it feels like, the day before starting my first 90-day-run ever for my business. Part eager to get started, part intimidated by the effort necessary to pull it of and mostly determined to see it through.

You might wonder what a 90-day-run is and basically it´s a system for kick starting (or re-starting) any business by doing the main thing a lot for 90 days straight. No weekend off, just do the work and love the overtime!
If You want to know more You can send me an email and I promise to get back to You!

Anyway I took the opportunity to spend one more 24 hour period in the woods, camping outside between Friday and Saturday. Admittedly I was a little stressed out from the first “real” week i Stockholm after more than two years (that is knowing that I´ll stay here until April 20th and have no sunny beach to look forward to in a week or so…) I messed up my plan slightly and ended up doing over 22km (about 14 miles) starting a 2PM. This time of the year that is 4 hours of hiking in the darkness.

Doing a hike through a dark forrest at night with only a headlamp lighting the way has a lot of similarities with life in general or going through the Master Key Experience as a member.

We determine where we are – here – and that we want to be somewhere else – there – so we find out which path to follow to get there. We build a mental picture of “getting there” and start our journey.

Most of the time we cannot physically see our target so we depend on holding it in our mind and follow the markers that 2016-01-08 15.09.17we believe lead us from here to there. Part of the road is easy, smooth and visible.
Every now and then we get to a part that´s harder to follow, maybe we loose sight of the mental picture or the markers we follow are farther apart. At times we might even get of the right path, our attention being distracted or our mind just relaxing enough to miss a sign or two.

Regardless if this happens on the path of life towards our chosen goal or in the dark forrest it´s obvious that the farther we drift from the path, the harder it is to find our way back to it.
I guess most members have felt this at some point when falling a little bit behinourdeepestfeard on the requirements, maybe a tad overwhelmed when new requirements were added in or just freaking out when getting more in contact with who and what we really are.

So what do we do when we get lost?

Get back to where we were still on the path, in the woods that means backtracking our own steps. In life just return to the point when we still followed the plan – if we had added in to much new stuff, strip it away again and start adding it back in at a slower pace that is easy to handle. It´s like a workout program, if You´re out of shape You might wanna start with just a few sessions per week, not working out 5-6 days in a row!

The interesting thing is that we grow to meet the tasks, when I first learned about this way of doing a 90-day-run I was 100% convinced that I would never plan to do one. I just seemed totally overwhelming and I got stressed just by thinking of it.
Today, just a few years later, my only concern is that it might not render the results I plan to achieve through the effort. I have no doubt in my mind that I can do the work!
And as focusing on behaviors, not on results, is the best way of establishing habits that lead to success – I feel pretty set!

And at the end of the journey we find our reward, it can be a shelter in the woods (actually the pic 2016-01-09 09.45.11is from the morning after sleeping in that same shelter), the achievement of a goal or manifestation of a DMP.
Or it can be the wonderful feeling knowing we did our best with the resources we had and became the best we could possibly become.

Either way it requires, absolutely requires, us to find our way back to our chosen path.

No matter what and no matter how far from it we already drifted away from it!

And at the end we find that “there” has become “here”, the “then” moved into “now” and however we long for the “there” and “then” we´ll never be really happy moving forward without embracing, loving and enjoying “here” and “now”!

Thank You so much for visiting my blog, I hope You enjoyed the post and want to share it with people who might benefit from it!

Mahalo, I appreciate You!

 

Start of an adventure

The first time I went mountain hiking in the summer of 1990 I fell thoroughly in love with the experience and have only missed two years since the. All the other summers I´ve been hiking for anything from one to 2.5 weeks covering a total of well over 3500 miles over the years.
While totally enjoying the experience and always coming back in a calmer and more connected state I still never managed to do a really long hike due to real or perceived obligations back home – until now…
My wife, the Marvelous Maria, has joined me the last two years for a week each and last year she asked me if we could do a month next time and, needless to say I wasn´t hard to talk into that 😉

During the Master Key Experience we´re encouraged to question our old thoughts and believes, observe how they influence are habitual actions and decide if we want to change anything (and most of us do…).
One thing I found was that for years I had nourished the dream of staying in the wild for a month and let myself be held back from it out of fear.

  • Fear of losing clients/customers by not being present in the office for that long.
  • Fear of the impact it would have on my income.
  • Fear of what others would think and/or say.
  • Fear of not ”making it”.
  • And probably then some 😉

Anyway, Maria and I both found that going on the endeavor together, leaving civilization behind for some weeks and experience being completely of the grid for some length of time is a lot more important to us than giving in to our fears and there we are…

Tonight we leave on a train for Riksgränsen, a small village on the Swedish/Norwegian border, and after lunch tomorrow we start our hike and stay out in the wild until August 28th when we plan to end the hike in Abisko, going back to Stockholm the day after!

So I apologize for not being able to respond to comments during these weeks and I promise to get back to You asap when back online if You´d chose to leave one!

Nature is a great source of energy for every one of us, though most people in the modern world don´t get in touch that much any more.
I´d like to end this post by encouraging You to spend some time in or near nature on a regular basis if You don´t already do. It´s soothing for the soul, healing for the spirit and strengthens the body – please check out the short video and tell me what You think!

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Week 20 – Fear or Faith?

“Fear is a powerful form of thought. It paralyzes the nerve centers, thus affecting
the circulation of the blood.
This, in turn, paralyzes the muscular system, so that fear affects the entire being,
body, brain and nerve, physical, mental, and muscular.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part XIX

This start of the Master Key nineteenth chapter made me think of this piece from Pink Floyd´s famous album “The Wall”.

What is it that causes fear to be so common?

Everybody knows that we´re only born with two fears:

  1. Fear of LOUD NOICES
  2. Fear of FALLING

So one must conclude that every other fear is learned behavior….

Where did we learn it?

media-imputs-fear-snark

Might it be that all the media input we receive everyday does actually NOT mirror the true state of this world?
That the human population is bombarded with negative images and messages just because they sell?
Or is it actually a way to control the population by paralyzing it through fear?

I leave it to You to chose the degree of conspiracy here….

You don´t need an enormous amount of critical thinking, though, to see that some counter measures are definitely potentially helpful!

Here are a few good ones to start:

lessen_the_grip media_monkeys

 

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We can all find the solution to living a life of FAITH and PURPOSE in our own thought, Haanel puts it into writing beautifully:

17. You may know that thought constantly, eternally is taking form, is forever seeking expression, or you may not, but the fact remains that if your thought is powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business and your environment; if your thought is weak, critical, destructive and negative generally, it will manifest in your body as fear, worry and nervousness, in your finance as lack and limitation, and in discordant conditions in your environment.
18. All wealth is the offspring of power; possessions are of value only as they confer power. Events are significant only as they affect power; all things represent certain forms and degrees of power.
19. A knowledge of cause and effect as shown by the laws governing steam, electricity, chemical affinity and gravitation enables men to plan courageously and to execute fearlessly. These laws are called Natural Laws, because they govern the physical world, but all power is not physical power; there is also mental power, and there is moral and spiritual power.
………
23. This power is superior because it exists on a higher plane, because it has enabled man to discover the law by which these wonderful forces of Nature could be harnessed and made to do the work of hundreds and thousands of men. It has enabled man to discover laws whereby time and space have been annihilated, and the law of gravitation overcome.
24. Thought is the vital force or energy which is being developed and which has produced such startling results in the last half century as to bring about a world which would be absolutely inconceivable to a man existing only 50 or 25 years ago. If such results have been secured by organizing these mental powerhouses in 50 years, what may not be expected in another 50 years?
25. The substance from which all things are created is infinite in quantity; we know that light travels at the rate of 186,000 miles per second, and we know that there are stars so remote that it takes light 2,000 years to reach us, and we know that such stars exist in all parts of the heaven; we know, too, that this light comes in waves, so that if the ether on which these waves travel was not continuous the light would fail to reach us; we can then only come to the conclusion that this substance, or ether, or raw material, is universally present.
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part XIX

Let us end this week by joining the incomparable Jim Carrey and his message:

For those of You who want the whole speech:

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