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... live here Meanwhile take a look on the launch that Saturday evening December 9th 2006 when i saw Discovery take off Posted by Torben Schmidt at 11 51 PM No comments Labels Discovery Space Shuttle Tuesday February 22 2011 Keep on walking Many before me has discovered the importance of physical exercising in a stressful situation Besides being stress reducing because of the increasing amount of endorphins serotonin and dopamine in the body and on the same time the reducing effect on the amount of the stress hormone cortisol there is also a relaxing and meditative element associated with physical exercising The conscious and active work with my respiration forces me to defocus away from the problems and concentrate on one specific task breathing I am mostly doing walking and running at the moment and at the moment especially walking contributes to the meditative element and thereby is a key to inner relaxation and balance The Danish philosopher theologian and author Soeren Kierkegaard May 5th 1813 November 11th 1855 who had a great interest in human psychology has concentrated the physical and meditative effects of walking in the following lines about walking as a problem solver and a way to make things better Above all do not lose your desire to walk every day I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one can not walk away from it if one keeps on walking everything will be all right Soeren Kierkegaard s letter to his niece Jette and partly my own translation Another person who has recognised the meaning of physical activity is Forrest Gump played by Tom Hanks in the American comedy drama from 1994 Forrest realises that he has to try to make sense of his feelings for his beloved Jenny the deaths of his mother and his friend Bubba and he decides to go for a run which brings him from coast to coast across the USA and lasts for three and a half years Enjoy the following clip and think about walking running or something similar next time you encounter a new challenge it might bring you some new insight Posted by Torben Schmidt at 11 37 PM 2 comments Labels Forrest Gump Meditation Soeren Kirkegaard Walking Thursday November 18 2010 Have a haircut in a time pocket It is amazing to think of I have known my hairdresser for almost 40 years He know me and my life history better than most Entering Jørn Sten Hansen s saloon is like stepping into a time pocket Even though more than 40 years has passed since Jørn opened his saloon back in 1967 not much has changed If it wasn t for the movement of the hands of the clock and the new date on the newspaper you wouldn t be able to see much difference from back then You still need to...

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