Chronically Human Ep. 9 Fredrik Lindblom – Swedish Professional Golfer

Today I’m joined by my good friend Fredrick Lindblom. He’s a golfer from Sweden who left his country to pursue the American Dream.

You can watch it here on YouTube.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tN3bLqayI

We talk about how rude Swedes are to the benefits of CBD oil to how you shouldn’t drink form the water coolers at golf courses.

Fredrik also relates how he stays in shape on tour, the importance of diet and How mindset plays a huge role in success in life whether on or off the course.

Even if you’re not a golfer, you’ll enjoy hearing about Fred’s perspective on life, his persistent pursuit of his dream and how even after traveling all over the world still calls America home.

We discuss CBD oil at length and what benefits he’s found with it. He is part of a company how that uses third party testing to ensure quality, purity and to make sure there is no THC in their CBD oil products.

If you’re looking for a trusted, lab tested, zero CBD oil company check them out.

Go to Pure Swing CBD oil to get your’s today.

You can check out Fred’s YouTube Channel for golf tips:

Fredrik Lindblom Shortgame Golf instruction YouTube Channel

Check him out on Instagram and Twitter for an inside look at being a pro golfer

Instagram

@fredriklindblom

Twitter

@f_lindblom

I enjoyed my talk with Fred and I hope you do as well.

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Thanks for watching.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Imagination – one of the Three Elements of Creation

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” James Allen

Everyone uses their imagination everyday. The main way people use their imagination is negative instead of positive and that is through worry and fear. For about six months I would grab my pocket while out to make sure I had my car key. I’ve only had one car key for over a year and I was constantly afraid would drop it and not be able to drive my car. And that’s exactly what happened. One day I went for a walk and then worked in my garden. Two hours later I went to go somewhere and I couldn’t find my car key. That was three weeks ago and I still can’t find it. Luckily I had an extra key I forgotten I had left at my brothers years ago. But I had used my imagination to create the emotion and scenario to lose my car key and I made it happen.

I told my brother this story and he said I should start thinking about good things. That is what led me to write this post. Our imaginations are so powerful that they can create negative or positive events that we consistently dwell upon and that is why the In the Bible admonishes “Dwell on what is good”. That is extremely important or your imagination can create the negative future you are concerned about. We are all conjurers of our future.

I have a belief that anything the human mind can conceive of, can be accomplished with the combination of imagination, knowledge and time. The human brain is composed of the same basic building blocks of matter that everything else in the universe is made of. The human mind is a product of this materialistic architecture. This doesn’t mean I am discounting the unknown forces and processes that can be taking place across the entire universe which impacts our brains and interacts with what we call our mind as well. Today I want to briefly explore the first of the Triumvirate of Creation which is: Imagination.

Imagination is a mysterious force which can’t be touched or seen directly but we live in a world in which imagination has created. Imagination is arguably one of the most powerful special ability all humans have been granted. Each of us possess an amazingly complex imagination engine within our skulls. Just recently it’s been discovered our brains maybe be ten to 100 times more powerful then first realized. That’s because it’s not only our neurons that are able to perform calculations but its also the connections between them are capable of this as well. The physical part of imagination is based on biology. That’s why its critical to take care of our brains and provide what they need in order to use all that amazing computer power to devise and create the world we desire to live in.

Three things that everyone can do for their brains today and to improve your imagination is to:

1. Exercise

2. Ingest Omega 3 fatty acids

3. Lower your stress response.

Go for a walk, do squats, do some sprints. All of those things can have a positive impact on brain function. Omega 3’s are missing from most people’s diets. I like to get my Omega 3’s from krill oil and wild caught salmon. Stress -stresses out your brain. It has a physiological effect on every cell of the body including the brain. When I eat poorly and give into negative emotions and thoughts when I’m under stress I can feel the effect on my brain. In those moments of even low grade panic my ability to create imaginative solutions is greatly diminished. Even if imagination is as some artists believe and some scientists like Tesla believed is a mere ability to receive information from the ether or is inspiration from the muses, it still behooves us all to make sure our “receivers” are not flooded with stress hormones, has the fatty acids to function optimally, and are bathed with positive protective neurochemicals in order to have our full mental abilities ready to receive.

Besides having a healthy well fed brain what else is required for the better deployment of imagination? For me imagination requires that I’m constantly exposed to positive new ideas and that I combine with these with what I’ve already learned along with three main elements that I have to provide for the imagination process to take plac which are: Vision, Gratitude and Confidence. These are necessary for the imagination to take the elements we’ve been exposed to and to create a positive future. Vision creates that point in the future where you want to reach, gratitude is the solid bedrock foundation with which the bridge to the future has to be built upon and confidence leads the mind to find and create the necessary material in order to construct that bridge despite obstacles. Gratitude is often left out when talking about imagination. I know when I am living by sight and not by faith it’s because I’m not grateful for where I’m at and what I have. Imagination is a powerful force but it is sometimes hard to employ. When I complain I can feel the forces of imagination retreat within me. James Allen had a great insight into this

“The very fact that you are a complainer, shows that you deserve your lot.”

One way I’m working on unleashing my imagination is through a program called “Self-Authoring”. I heard about it from one of its creators, Jordan Peterson. He talked about it while he was on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #877. I’m starting it today. In this program he has you do two exercises – one is to write an autobiography and the other is to imagine an ideal world you would want to live in, in the future if you could have exactly what you wanted. These two exercises are extremely powerful because it compels you to take a hard look back at your past and then consciously use your imagination to chart your own future.

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http://www.selfauthoring.com

So often we feel that our past is this prison we can never escape. That forces beyond our control have locked us into patterns of behavior that are permanent. This is another saving grace of the power of imagination. Even if you don’t know why you are doing what you are doing it can still help you to propel you beyond these destructive habits. Imagination is about creating new realities – and it uses everything at hand to construct that – including what you perceive of as negative aspects of your past.

We can increase our command and use of our imagination by being in a positive, hopeful, and grateful state or we can choose to chase away our muse and live at the whim of the forces of nature and the decisions of others. Imagination built upon vision, gratitude and confidence directs us to gain and apply the necessary knowledge in order to build the future we think about most. If we do this over a long enough time scale I am firmly convinced that anything the mind can conjure with the imagination can become reality. Good luck today with imagining and taking the next step to create that amazing future only you can imagine.

Brad Miller

* I’m beginning the http://www.selfauthoring.com course today. If you would like to go along on this journey there is a spring special for $29.90 for which you get two logins so you and your significant other can go through it together or you can share it with whomever you choose.

This is a link where you can read  for free the great book by James Allen – “As a man thinketh”

https://archive.org/stream/asmanthinketh00alleiala/asmanthinketh00alleiala_djvu.txt

Feeding The Wolves Within

There is an old Native American parable about the two wolves we have within us all. The two wolves represent the darkness and the light. And each day we get to choose which of the wolves we feed. We feed the wolves with our thoughts, emotions and actions. This in turn determines which wolf grows. I consciously considered which wolf I was feeding with my mental state when I went see the movie “Logan” with a good friend.

I’m terrified of making commitments. I’ve been chronically ill for almost three decades now. In that time I’ve made and backed out of hundreds of opportunities to do stuff with friends and family. And this was always to my detriment. I would bail because I was in pain, tired or just emotionally in a dark place. The Dark Wolf was being fed a lot back then. Even now when I make plans it’s a big deal for me and which wolf will be fed is not a certainty.

Even before I made the plans I was feeding the wrong wolf with negative emotions. I was going through the normal bullshit of “I’ll bail”, “I’ll feel like shit and not have fun”, or “I’ll have to leave the movie because I’ll get sick and ruin it for him”…and so on and so on. The Dark Wolf fed heartily on these negative emotions. After deliberating for a few days I finally did suggest that we meet to go see the movie and he agreed. That was the first hurtle.

The next step was to finalize the plans – What time and where? I suggested a time and a place and he countered with a different movie theater than I had first considered and I wasn’t really thrilled with the choice due to the location. Again I was vacillating between feeding the diametrically opposed wolves within. As we are going back and forth with texting – which really was only a brief exchange I became anxious because I get all knotted up inside when I have to wait for someone to respond to a text. I know its stupid but it’s something that happens. And my Dark Wolf fucking loves to feed on anxiety, that’s his second favorite food behind feasting on self-hatred. I was able to put aside the fact we were going to a different theatre and I actually made the best of it by suggesting we grab dinner at an Italian joint I’ve not eaten at in a while. Turning a situation to the good is food the White Wolf devours.

I get to the theatre right on time. It’s packed and again alarm bells go off – I’m not a fan of crowds. The Dark Wolf is salivating over what emotions and thoughts which are bubbling up in my mind. I get to the theatre and park just in time before the movie starts and my friend isn’t there. I wait some more. It’s now ten minutes. And my first thought is this is why I don’t make plans. I would just rather do stuff alone. That is what I normally do because I feel that I’m so unreliable anyway. Again the Dark Wolf wolfed down these negative thoughts and emotions. My friend then texted and said he’d be five minutes due to traffic. Then it was ten and finally after fifteen minutes I stopped allowing the negative emotions and thoughts to occur.

Instead of standing there doing nothing except indulging my Dark Wolf in his favorite foods. I took the time to edit a previous blog post as I waited and I began to relax and actually enjoy myself. I could feel the Dark Wolf slink back into the recesses of my mind. The White Wolf was now being fed steadily and was strong enough to chase him away. I thought I’ll make the most of it and in the end it’s just a movie.
I was inside waiting and then I had to go outside to meet him and then we had to wait in line to show the ticket guy our electronic tickets. Again the Dark Wolf poked his head out of the long grass in my consciousness but he had nothing to eat. I kept thinking “it’s okay, I’m really excited to see the movie and I’ll catch the beginning when I buy it”. Then we went and got some waters and found screen number 12 showing “Logan”. By now I didn’t care about time because what’s the difference between twenty minutes or twenty five minutes late, it didn’t matter at all.

At the number 12 screen a huge line had formed. One person in line told us the showtime had been pushed back. We hadn’t missed anything. All of those anxieties and doubts and self-recriminations and dredging up ancient negative memories was a total waste of time. But in the end of that scenario I had fed the White Wolf more than the Dark Wolf and I think that sums up what all the philosophies and the religions are attempting to teach us. Which can be summed up with : each day we all have a choice of which wolf we are going to feed. Negative emotions like jealousy, hatred, fear and self doubt feed the Dark Wolf. And positive emotions like Love, peace, hope and gratitude feed the White Wolf. 

The question I ask myself each morning is “Which wolf gets fed today?”.

Brad Miller

Fellow Human