happy#160 – live forever

Image you were forever alive. Imagine you’d have to live with all the consequences of your actions. For ever?
Now let us bring that one step further. Imagine you were all the same. Whatever you would do to someone or something else you would do to yourself.
Would that influence your actions?

Momentarily I am reading the book: “An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life” by Mark Gober.

He states that the brain is not creating consciousness but that conscioussnes does exist outside of the material body and in fact is creating everything else.

The one theory that most of these thoughts are based on, is that everything that can be proven by science can only be validated by our conscious mind. There is no proof that anything could ever be validated without a conscious mind to validate it.
We can imagine such a scenario and based on our findings now is has to be exactly the same without our conscious mind. sounds logical but is impossible to be proven. One thing we can not explain so far is how consciousness evolved and how it is created. Almost all aspects of life in this physical world can be explained, but not consciousness.
The foundation of our science is the validation by our consciousness.
Consciousness is proclaimed to be caused by us (our brain) but cannot be proven.

Therefor our whole scientific belief system of the physical worls is based on the one thing that cannot be explained by it and yet is generally considered to the cause for exactly that, our conscious mind.

If you look at it this way it can‘t make sense, therefor the explanation of Makr Gober is to turn it around and say: first was consciousness and it created everything else.

We still don‘t know where it comes from but all of a sudden the scientific system makes sense and errors like the difference between the theorie of relativity and quantum mechanics won‘t cause the whole theoretic system to collapse.

Furthermore the supernatural things that occur in life also make sense.

It would indeed mean something more:

It is not us, it is not me, who created my conscious mind which is different from everybody elses. It would mean that there is only one consciousness, that decided to become partially me in this physical (or physical imagined) world, as well as anybody and anything else on earth.

As a consequence of these thoughts my conscious mind or if you will my soul will never die and might come back in a different packing multiple times. You might live with the results of your actions for eternity. Imagine now, the whole physical world and the life within does only have the one reason, to help the universal consciousness grow….

What would that mean for you and your life?

Mark Gober: An end to upside down thinking: amzn.to/2DehJA3

kilimanjaro

I am finally done planning the Kilimanjaro Tour 2019.
While I already communicated the idea and the rough dates before, the planning has finished now.
The Kilimanjaro Tour 2019 will take place from June 1st to 16th 2019.

Not only the summit of Kilimanjaro is this tours special to offer. We will hike for 10 days in total with a 2 days break in between. On the first 4 days we will summit the neighboring Mt Meru followed by 6 days on Mt Kilimanjaro.

Why now?

You might wonder why I am planning to offer a Kilimanjaro tour in 2019 and haven’t done that much earlier.

The simple reason is that I received my initial inspiration and advice while becoming a coach from a friend who did Kilimanjaro tours himself. For me it was crystal clear to not interfere with a similar product as long as he is offering the same. I never tried to become a copy and never did. I had to go my own way and learned my lessons in Sahara over the last years. As my friend suddenly announced to discontinue his Kili tours, I was asked by people who planned to go with him in the first place if we wouldn’t go together. After all had I several years of experience in Tanzania by now, visited the Kilimanjaro region before and flew multiple times just across the rim leaving me questioning when I will stand on that rim myself. Due to my experience in Tanzania I have a pretty good team to rely on by now.

When I was a child I was amazed by Africa. When I thought about it,  three things came to my mind:

  •  Serengeti
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Kilimanjaro

When I traveled South of the Sahara for the first time in my life, I visited Zanzibar, saw Mt Kilimanjaro & Mt Meru, went to Serengeti & Ngorongoro and knew immediately that I will be back. Especially summiting Kilimanjaro has been on my bucket list ever since.

Why also Mt Meru?

Because it is the prettier route. While Kili is more abut the size and being the largest in Africa, the Meru is nicer to climb and offers the more spectacular view, especially a cloud free view on Kilimanjaro at sunrise. It is also less traveled, as well as a perfect acclimatization, for the altitude as well as for the culture. Even for me it is a culture clash, every single time that I visit East Africa.

Almost everything is different and I believe it would be a shame to let all that fascinating cultural experience be waisted by joining the very touristic Kili ascendent ride away. Let us enjoy land, people, culture and scenery some more days and get accustomed to the altitude on a slightly lower mountain. We will have better focus, concentration, joy and breath when starting the summit of the big one?

one tour or each year?

I don’t know yet if it will be the spiritual journey that I am expecting. I am not and I will not be a travel agent. I do extraordinary self awareness seminars and I choose special places as the seminar place. 

If I won’t feel a vibe as strong as in Sahara or if I am not at my best, I won’t do the tour again. 

This is the main reason for the special price which will only be available this time. Either the price will go up to reasonable amount for a two week, life changing double summit coaching seminar or it will remain the only one.

As I write this I am only accepting two more applications for the trip. So if you are thinking about it, hurry up.

special facts about this years team

We will go with a very experienced and nice guide Philemon on both tours, we will have a medical doctor with us who has experience in high altitude medicine and tropical medicine. She is also a fluent swahili speaker. I have several years business experience in Tanzania and we will have local backup support by my long time local manager and business partner.

I am sure it will be a blast. Let me know when you want to be on the team.


happy#159 – planning vs. intuition

While planning is mostly done in our frontal cortex, the conscious mind, intuition or gutt feeling is more of an unconscious process.
While for a large part of my life I was sure that the more knowledge I have, the better decisions I can take and therefor become a better person, this belief changed over the last years.
I had to learn that although our conscious decisions seem to make so much sense, our unconsious is really in charge.
When conscious mind is in charge of the navigation, the unconscious is the running the boat, being the skipper. As long as we don’t convince the skipper that our navigation is correct, we can calculate as much as we want and will still never change the course.
Therefor it is not so much a question of planning VERSUS intuition but more planning AND intuition.
Make plans and take decisions what to do and then check back with your intuition if this is the right way to go. Be careful, it speaks in a very soft voice and when you hear it trust your gutt. Your unconscious always wants to protect you and will be your strongest supporter if you act accordingly.

corsica

Have you ever traveled with high expectations and where amazed to find everything much more beautiful than you expected?

I visited Corsica at the end of September. My plan was originally to be on my tiny wooden boat somewhere in the North Sea and sail due South in September. But as it wouldn‘t swim yet, due to the cracks in the hull, I had to postpone my plans a bit. The main problem turned out to be, that I couldn‘t work at the marina where it is located at the moment.
Therefor I need a trailer to move it…
That turned out to be a bit tricky and the one I ordered is not finished as I am writing this.

Since I have to move the boat anyway, I thought about bringing it directly to the Mediterranean as winter is coming soon in the North. As I love France and especially the Provence I thougth about launching the boat there and start my journey towards Corsica as soon as the boat is fit.

While I can’t sail at the moment and have to wait for the trailer anyway, I decided to go to Corsica and have a look myself. I figured it would make a wonderful place for the joined sailing trips with my supporters in 2019. Be exited!

As you can see below, it looks remarkable and about the plan to splash the boat in Provence… I‘ll write in another article.

And now have a look at that beautiful island:

happy#158 – chris thompson

I am so lucky and honored that I meet the people I do. While still living in the „Jungfrau Skiing Area“ in Lauterbrunnen in the winter of 2015/16 I decided one day to register for the online class of Mike Mandel & Chris Thompson and it blue my mind. The content was superb and the way that the two where presenting it resonated with me so well that I wanted to train with them personally.
Therefor the first country I traveled to after 10 month in Zanzibar was Canada and I remember freezing my toes of in my sandals in Toronto in May. The training was great and we stayed in contact since then.

Now I am proud to invite you on a nice conversation with Chris with whom I talked about personal experience and lessons on the way to partnering with Mike on the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy.

Links:
Podcast: https://mikemandelhypnosis.com/category/podcast/
Hypnosis: https://mikemandelhypnosis.com
Talking to Toddlers: https://talkingtotoddlers.com
Tim Ferris – 4 hour work week: https://amzn.to/2RSHWIZ

jango is back

Nooo. Of course not. Django our “African Coconut Retriever” 😉 who was with us for our year in Zanzibar will stay in our memory and will/can never be replaced. But as life goes, you move on.

And other than stuff your collection of memories will never be full. You don’t have to get rid of one memory to add another. Maybe that is what life is all about. Making as many experiences as possible and collecting memories to create a meaningful life. Leaving the past and working on the future by living here and now. 

So we decided to get another four leged companion for our adventures and decided on a kind of dog we want to have. Since we didn’t want a dog to be bretd for us we hoped to find one that resonates with us that is already grown and need a new home.

I went to the online and the first side that popped up was a breeder in Switzerland who just got a 2 year old dog back that couldn’t stay with the current family and needed a new home. A beautiful 2 year old Australian Kelpie with a very special expression in his face called: JANGO.

So be it we thought and now Jango is with us and will be our “adventure dog”.

Let’s see how he does on the boat…

happy#157 – no room for religion?

Even, if everything on earth can be explained through science.
Imagine that one day mankind is able to create life themself. Once we find out how every details of the genes. What if we find out what makes matter start living, giving that initial impuls. Then there will be no room for religion and spirituality left. At least that is what one might guess, right?
I think the opposite is true. The more we can explain, the wider the horizon will become.
The more we know, the more we realize we don’t know (yet).

Once we understand everything on earth the wonder how it got here in the first place will still remain. We will have no clue what was before and what will be after. If there was eternity and space would never end, that would be as hard to grasp as the concept of end of time and space. Which is what our current knowledge tells us.

Taking this concept of the big gang theory will also lead to the understanding that everything in existence used to be energy some trillion years ago. That leads to the conclusion that we are all one. Not only does everything has the same roots, no, everything has been one and the same.
If we have been the same ages ago, aren’t we still the same today. And I am not only talking about men and women, but your worst enemy as well. Even the food we eat and the house we live in has been the same before and who knows will the same again at some time.
Or may it be the same all the time and we don’t see it because it differs in shape?

That concept is way too logical to be ignored and gives a complete new meaning to the saying:

What you do to others, you do to yourself.

happy#156 – gratitude

Do you know the main reason for a growing or a shrinking mindset? Mainly it is a decision that you make. Are you thankful for what you have and do you appreciate everything that you’ll gain in life or are you fearful to loose what you have and are afraid for anything new?
That is the interesting perspective. It often is the same cause that let’s you feel one or the other and it is only in your mind that you change your reaction to it.Gratitude is rooted in love and therefor will trigger positive emotions and thoughts. Those lead to a positive spirit and will help you go through life with much more ease than had you chosen to go for fear and hate.The wonderful thing about it, is that you can choose each time that you feel fear. Just turn it around and be thankful for having what you already have and go on from there. All the positivity in your head. It’s not changing the world around you, but your perspective and therefor changing your world around you!

As so often, it is a choice.
Give it a try!

happy#155 – good or bad?

Everything on Earth. No, everything in the Universe only exist in relation to its opposite. Nothing can exist without being what it is not.Does it feel strage to read that? What about this? The text you are reading appears probably in black and can only be seen because it is written or dispalyed on something that is not black. When you hear the podcast you can only hear my voice because it is differentiating to the other noises around you.As these might be easy examples and are quite logical when you think about them, you can extend this concept on eveything else in life.
All that you value and love gets its importance to you olnly from the existance of its opposite. Wouldn‘t you fear or hate the opposite, you would‘t love it as much.
If that last sentence was true, could there be any truly bad in life? Or would eveything bad in your life only exist to give you the possibility to experience its opposite?
May good and bad be only creations of our mind to give things a value in relation to our own life?
If you take one thing out of this? Be careful how you judge, because it is always your own judgement and might not apply to others. Good and bad only exist in relation to the goal you want to achieve.
The are no alternativeless decisions, there are only decisions and keep in mind who it is, you want to be as this determines was is right for you.
It always was and always will be your choice.

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