The Hunt Is On [Here be Pirates] #Blogg100

Here be Pirates! It’s time raise the sails and cast away on a new 100 day journey. This journey takes place in our minds as we travel ever deeper into our minds using the technique called journaling. As I have given the Ninja side of me much love lately it’s now time to give the pirate side some love! I’ve been seeing some of the new pirate series Black Sails and I just love the Pirate Myth. We can all be Pirates and Ninjas and go hunting for a new society together. Find out more by reading below and follow with me on this 100 day journey.

Avast, me hearties! [Let’s go hunting]

#Blogg100 Challenge

#Blogg100 Challenge

It’s that time of year again. Last year we boarded our vessel on January 23 to go on a 100 day journey. This year it’s the March 1. The Vessel I’m referring to is not a physical one, but the mind. And The Journey we are embarking on is the #Blogg100 Challenge.

Why go on a Journey in your mind? By doing journaling in the form of a private diary or a public blog is very helpful for the mind if it’s done in an analytical way. When putting words on your thoughts, you greatly help your brain sorting and evolving them. So while embarking on this Journey my mind also immediately draws on to another adventure …

Black Sails [“Yo ho ho, and a bottle of… rum!”]

As you may already have figured I love Ninjas. I also like the Mythical Pirates from the movies. The whole Ninjas vs. Pirates Meme can be found throughout my blog. So it’s about time that the pirate side got some love as well. My favourite movie as a child was Crimson Pirate with Burt Lancaster. It was the first movie my uncle had taped on his first VHS player back in the eighties and me and my brother watched it countless times together with Star Wars. It was with great anticipation that watched the first episode of HBO’s new series Black Sails. And it did not disappoint. I just love the beautiful setting of Nassau in the Caribbean and mix between fictional and historical narration. It sets me head cap’n spinnin’! And have gotten me playing Gangplank allot more in League of Legends 😉

It may not be the deepest of shows but it has its moments, like the one below. For me personally it’s about what life and ambitions was like back then. How is that different from, how many men in power today, just want to rob the world? Mankind haven’t changed a lot in the last 50 000 years. We are still capable of so much greed and cruelty. This is something we should think about on a daily basis.

– The emperor writes: How should you be?

You should be like a rocky promontory against which the restless surf continuously pounds. It stands fast while the churning sea is lulled to sleep at its feet.

I hear you say – “How unlucky that this should happen to me”. But not at all. Perhaps say instead how lucky I am that I am not broken by what has happened, and I am not afraid of what is about to happen. For the same blow might have stricken any one, but not many who would have absorbed it without capitulation and complaint. — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations read in Black Sails

Nassau - Kingdom of Pirates

Nassau – Kingdom of Pirates – Black Sails

Hunting your own Destiny [“I won’t rest till I see ye hangin’ from the yardarm!”]

What Captain Flint wants in Black Sails, is to hunt down his Destiny as King of Thieves. It maybe isn’t the noblest of quests but it is also about being rid of the of Imperial Leaders of the Greedy Olden World. Nothing is ever that simple.

It’s also about the journey to get there. This is how I intend to use my focus when doing my blogging. Hunting down my Destiny and recording my Journey on the way. Thus reflecting on my motives to get there. What actions is worthy raising me sails for? Who will I want as “me hands” to get there. And what price does me hunting’ come by? So the Pirate Meme is comes to mind after all 🙂

Will you set out on a great adventurous journey with me hunting down our destinies? Life is about the Journey. Let’s make it a good one that may be worthy of a song!

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]
Holistic Thinking Ninja

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Crafting My Future

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Inspiration and Muse [No Fate?]

I’m currently doing research and crafting a blog about me crafting my own future. In this my 2 greatest sources of inspirations the podcasts RSA and London Real. If you haven’t seen or heard him start with checking out Jason Silva at London Real and check out his new Shots of Awe.

Apart from Inspiration I also need a Muse. To get me into the right mode. And here I’m watching the second season of Continuum at the moment.

“Nobody can tell us who we are, Julian. We create our own future, that’s the only destiny that there is.” — Alec, Continuum

Holistic Thinking Ninja

Holistic Thinking Ninja – The Futurist Lord Sillion

Here is my Review of Episode 9 “Seconds” on Season 2

The Myth of Pure Evil [The Storytelling Way]

Kiera here is the victim of the Myth of Pure Evil. She believes that all has the right to second chance except the true devils. Future Julian may be a monster who sees that the end justifies the means. But he still believes that he is doing the right thing. Himself being a victim to the myth of pure evil. This Episode really brings forth that this show itself is not the victim to the myth of pure evil. Even if it has set up much of the narrative around Kiera as being the good cop fighting evil criminals.

I just love how Continuum makes me think about my own future and my own fate. Can I craft it as I go along? For me this is one of the better philosophical shows in along with Revenge, SuitsThe Borgias, Doll House, Battlestar Galatica, The Sarah Connor Chronicles and of course Game of Thrones 🙂

Read more about The Myth of Pure Evil from Roy Baumeister and Jonathan Haidt.

Also check out the podcast Liber 8 their talk about this episode Show 045 – 2×09 Seconds

“Our principals are the only line between order and chaos” — Carlos, Continuum

The Crafting Architect [Let’s Make the Future a Collaborative Effort]

In the spirit of crafting the Future together the fans of the show has until 29 July to help decide how the story should evolve. In favor of #Liber8Now or #1FutureOurWay. Check out the Campaign and do your vote. So if you aren’t up to speed to last episodes you are in for one hell of a Weekend 🙂

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]
Holistic Thinking Ninja

Invest in Your Future #Blogg100

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

Find many of the Tips here under Journaling.

MuggShot

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 – 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

Cloud Atlas [Is your life a Drop in the Bucket?] #Blogg100

I have now seen Cloud Atlas several times and it is the best movie to come out in many years IMHO. The  Wachowskis did such great job not selling out to the false assumption that storytelling is just dumb entertainment. Read this Interview with them about it: The Wachowskis explain how Cloud Atlas unplugs people from the Matrix. Storytelling always has been and always will be at the heart of what it is to be human. And Cloud Atlas is a masterpiece in telling a fine story about what is important in life as I will discuss below.

Also check out why I think Storytelling is so important in my posts about Elysium and Pacific Rim

#070 [LXX]
Do our choices define us? [Agency and Kindness]

So the big question this movie asks me is:

Do our choices define us?
Or are they just a rationalization of the mind who can do nothing but apply agency to everything?

Composing is a crusade. Sometimes you slay the dragon. Sometime it slays you

Composing is a crusade. Sometimes you slay the dragon. Sometime it slays you

Life Deeds

Batou

Batou

I’ll start with a quote from my favorite character in the movie Ghost in the Shell.

“That’s all it is: information. Even a simulated experience or a dream; simultaneous reality and fantasy. Any way you look at it, all the information that a person accumulates in a lifetime is just a drop in the bucket.” — Batou, Ghost in The Shell

This is the movie that inspired the Wachowski brothers the most when making The Matrix. So here we are moving our focus right back at the latest Wachowski movie: Cloud Atlas and one of the best quotes:

“Haskell Moore: There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive, if you join them you and your entire family will be shunned. At best you will exist at pariah to be spat at and beaten, at worse to be lynched or crucified. And for what, for what, no matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.
Adam Ewing: What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?”

All the drops in this world

A far bigger pond of Drops. And yet we get the feeling that when moving together we can create the greatest of waves. As we can see in the next 2 quotes

“Dr. Henry Goose: Our lives and our choices, each encounter, suggest a new potential direction. Yesterday my life was headed in one direction. Today, it is headed in another. Fear, belief, love, phenomena that determined the course of our lives. These forces begin long before we are born and continue long after we perish. Yesterday, I believe I would have never have done what I did today. I feel like something important has happened to me. Is this possible?

“The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds, that go on and are pushing themselves throughout all time. Our lives are not our own, from womb to tomb, we’re bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” — Sonmi-451

Your whole life is just a Story [From Womb to Tomb]

Weeeee. I just love this kind of Stories and what they carry with them to me 🙂
And why is it that so many movie critics and reviewers often seem to forget that it’s all about the Storytelling.
I blog more about the importance of storytelling in: Engage in Storytelling and This is Your Story. And that all your brain experiences of the world from “from womb to tomb” is just stories.

“Some say to believe in destiny is to dismiss the role of free will.
That Self-determination cannot prevail in the presence of fate.
When the Truth is, the only part of destiny we can control,
is the fate we choose for another.” — Emily Thorn, Revenge

Emily Thorne

Emily Thorne

I think that we must be kind to each others in our choices and in our actions. Kindness will ripple through the Networked society and just maybe, just maybe, it will conquer Greed and Corruption. At least it is a Crusade worth going on. An Epic Quest to be proud of.

Now you must continue to make your choices and tell your story. And remember that you do not make your choices nor tell your story alone. You do this together with others.

@LordSillion
Holistic Thinking Ninja

Become the pilot in your own brain #Blogg100

#086 [LXXXVI]
Who should pilot your brain? [Vem ska styra din hjärna?]

Vill du ta kontrollen över din egen hjärna? Sätt dig i förarstolen och ta tag i ratten!

Så summerar jag inspiratioen från dagens KONFEX mässa.

Brainzzzz

För mig började det med Jenny Åkerman, Hjärnladyn som berättar hur man man tränar hjärna och kropp att må bra livet ut. Hur ska vi ta på vara kreativitet? Hur ska vi lära oss?

Jag säger att det är genom lek och äventyr som vi lär oss bäst. Jag minns varenda bra lek och äventyr jag hade som liten. Allt!

Sen var det Thomas Boström som gav en väldigt bra insikt i vad som borde ändras i svensk politik. Det bästa vore att man bara fick ha politiskt uppdrag i riksdagen i 2 mandatperioder. Idag är det alldeles för många som håller sig kvar bara för pengarna och inte alls vill jobba med politik längre. Nytt blod hela tiden!

I den lilla salen var det väldigt svårt att se Henrik Schyffert. Alla ville se honom. Jag satt mig på golvet vid sidan av scenen. Han pratade om hur man får fram bra idéer. Genom att behandla alla dåliga idéer som bra. Dom dåliga idéerna vet själva om det och går och självdör. Det är samma som Jenny pratade om att brain-storma. Man får aldrig kritisera någons idé eller den som ger den. Då dör den kreativa processen snabbt.

Vill man ha en bra idé? Ta 2 dåliga och vrid lite på dom så att du ser dom från en ny vinkel. Och det hjälper med Sprit eller annat form av livsrus. Kom bara ihåg att skriva ner dina idéer 😉

Jacqueline Kothbauer pratade om om man är sitt personliga varumärke. Detta har blivit mycket större med Social Media då vi alla marknadsför oss med mycket större räckvidd hela tiden. Allt vi gör blir till vår Story

“What are the Stories you want people to tell about you?” — Jacqueline Kothbauer

Ta tag i Ratten

hyttfors

Sist och bäst var Stefan Hyttfors som nyss vann pris för bästa rookie som talare. Han målar upp en väldigt trolig framtidsbild över alla våra problem som komma skall. Och sen sätter ner foten och säger att vi som människor har förmågan att anpassa oss och lösa problemen om bara vi vill. Det gäller inte bara vara blinda för förändring och bittert klamra oss kvar vid gamla sätt.

Så låt oss ta tag i ratten innan det är försent och bli våra egna Fate-Crafters och skriva vårt eget öde.

A person’s true destiny can only be revealed at the end of his journey.
And the story I have to tell is far from over.

Some say to believe in destiny is to dismiss the role of free will.
That Self-determination cannot prevail in the presence of fate.
When the Truth is, the only part of destiny we can control is the fate we choose for another. — Emily Thorne

@LordSillion