Ryanair once sent me an email with the headline Experience Swedish Hospitality. I thought they were being kinky. I’m not sure if it was their imagination, or mine. I’m uh suspecting it was me. After all I’m Swedish. I know massage. I know saunas. I know skinny dipping. I know the reputation we have. And I use and abuse it. All the time.
I’ve actually found out that the city I’m from, Malmo, is the world’s most dangerous city if you count crime rate per capita. Immigrants have started gang wars and are also robbing people right left and centre. When I was a kid there was a murder a year. Now there’s one a week. It’s so friggin sad. I may not want to live there permanently, but try saying anything bad about Sweden and I will go apeshit. Try murdering my fellow Swedes…I’m not happy.
It’s just so sad that people who haven’t found their passion in life, their purpose, spend their time losing themselves in things that truly don’t matter. Think about it. What matters to you, truly matters to you? How can you do more of that? How can you live your life in a passionate dance of freedom? How can you focus all your energy on the positive? Not just an outcome, outcomes are what they are – some shit comes together, some falls apart – play to win, but enter the game you want to be playing for the sake of playing. Enjoy the game. I know that throwing sticks and stones will give you energy kicks, adrenaline and testosterone flowing freely, but they are temporary and they aren’t true happiness. Nor are drugs, or sex, or fashion brands that give you an ego kick… True happiness is love, I’m fairly confident. Do what you love. Spend energy feeding what you love. And love. For the love of God, just love. Love who you are, whom you want to be, what you do. Do lovingly. Whatever is in your hands…treat it with care and love, even if it seems like the most mundane task, or difficult situation. Apply love, peace and understanding. Between the three you could save the world. Your world.
I get angry sometimes. I get furious. I get furious with myself, the people in my life, the stories I hear on the news (I avoid most)… I get frustrated. I get so frustrated I wanna scream because I haven’t yet figured something out, I miss someone, I miss the sunshine, I’m scared and I don’t wanna be scared, I see my mistakes, I see my flaws… But then I step away. I look at myself as whom I want to be. Who I am in the core of me. I see the beauty and the love. I see me. I see all I want to create, all I love and all the people I love, no matter if they drive me insane at times. I start living as the true me in that moment and suddenly I just feel love and happiness. This world is paradise. There is pain in paradise, but it is still paradise. I just need to move back to the beach…
What I’m trying to say folks is this: choose love. Step away from whatever is that isn’t love and make a conscious decision to choose love. Your world will shift and the world will shift with it.
Join me in the sauna. It gets hot in there when you turn on the love. Go on then – don’t be shy. Clothes off, love on.