Sunday, July 31, 2011
When I was a kid I never spent so much as a second inside.. I was always outside in nature, and I would bring all the activities that I usually liked doing inside outside. I would dance outside, draw outside, shoot with a slingshot on my neighbors outside, create new worlds and imaginary people outside.. There was no limitation in all the possible things one could create and do, because outside there is no walls, no rooms, no roof, it is a place where you can run, dance, stretch, cry, laugh and without bothering anyone. The only thing that will answer you is the echos of your voice, and this way you also get all the answers that you want. if you listen carefully. Bring the child in you outside today, and do an activity outside that you would normally do inside. You will experience the difference in space.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Its has now been a little over a week since the tragic events occurred in Norway, the media is still busy typing and writing new headlines regarding the guilty party and the stories of the victims, and we are feeding and reading about this everyday. But what about the people of our world and how all this affected us? I think it is time for reflection and thought. What have we learned and how do we move forward? From all the challenge we learned to recognize support, from all the hate we have learned to love, from all the separation, we have learned to stand together and from all the loss we have learned to love to live together. We are one, we belong to each other and through each other we learn about our selves. We have learned to not pretend, and to be real and that is why the animals also stand behind us today. Animals and people stand together for survival, for loving one another. We know now that that we are more than what we have become, and that our role is to find our place in the circle of life
Friday, July 29, 2011
This summer has been all about getting back to my roots. You see I chose to become a citizen of the world when I was 15 by traveling and living in Nyc, Paris and Africa. And somewhere along the way the viking was only kept up to date by my stereotype norwegian appearance, not by me feeling norwegian at all. I had to travel roads I had not traveled since I was 5, and even though the animals I came over were less exotic, I found back to the norwegian being that is me. I am Aleks and I'm a Viking ( not the viking physical build off course, cause then I would be sissy version). I love where I'm from and I love where I'm going--> my Africa. Cause hey! if you love lions you must also love pigs. Next stop and next lesson: the paradise of the Koster Islands in Sweden where I will learn to love my neighbors.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Most places in the world would sound the alarm if it ever snowed in july.. And think that the end is near and that global warming has taking over. On the mountain tops of Norway however it is a very common thing. This was my first meeting with my old friend SNOW after two years of living in Africa not having a typical white x-mas. So i took the opportunity since im here on vacation anyway, to experience a white summer. And oh man i was happy to see some snow, which is quite an ironic thing actually since snow only makes you cold, wet and gives you bruises if you fall. It's a destructive friendship, but I do love snow! This is again a lesson in human behavior we don't appreciate what we have when we have it, but we miss it and want it when is gone.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
— Karen Blixen
Write Your Story today!
Say thank you and be grateful today.. for a life so precious..
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The word Terrorist is a noun
Friday, July 22, 2011
What has happened to our world?
When did everything go wrong.? Yes, when you get involved in wars that are not yours by sending soldiers instead of health personnel, when you should have just stood by to help the victims of the war regardless of who is right or wrong.
Let us together show love, there is too much hate. Let us together demonstrate peace, cause there is too much war. Let us together show trust, there is too much distrust. Mahatma Gandhi said once: An eye for and eye ends up making the whole world blind.
Do you want to be blind?
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Oh relax, I'm not talking about when the world is going under, but I’m talking about a place in Norway called the End of the world. I went there to perform a symbolic act, I went to the end of the world to throw away our worlds symbol of westernization; the coke bottle. Modernization is crawling into the deepest jungle, forest, desert and bush and I think its time we stop and think for a second, and start to appreciate that we are living in different ages and cultures in the year of 2011, and that that is okay too. The one society does not exist without the other, so lets stop changing and stealing from each other. Who are we to introduce materialistic envy to a continent that never cared about things or possession, never cared about time or fame? I want to tell you about the oldest tribe in Africa, the endangered San people. The San people live as one with nature. They do not own time, stress or the need for possession, for them it’s not about the future and all the things one can achieve. For them it is about the community, survival and living in the presence of “NOW”. They still live in a hunting and gathering society in a modern dominated world, they can read nature signs and tracks like we can read our books, and we have so much to learn from this culture and their way of life and living.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Monday, July 18, 2011
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
What does is mean to miss something? I don't think there is any such thing as missing, because we have everything always around us.. Have you ever had a conversation with someone and you get the experience that they say something in the exact same way as your friend or brother or mother would say it? or make a face that only your best friend would make? and suddenly they do not seem so far away anymore.. it is as if they just happened to pop up in an other person for a split second to say hello. My dog maximus reminds me everyday about the lions in africa.. the way he runs, the way he sneaks through the bushes, and the way he greats me with love and understanding. He is my lion away from africa, and suddenly im not so far away from the roaring savanna anymore..