My vision is simple: Change the world.
To the better I might add. This grand vision was born the second I became a father, and has only increased in size since. When my time has come, and I'm to return to the place I came from, I want to be able to tell my daughter I did my very best. I would tell her to hunt her fears, surf her emotions and follow her heart in every decision.
I received quite some attention in the media some years ago, when I quit my work at a law-firm, sold my apartment, lived in a cabin in the woods to be in solitude for a few moths, returned to society to become a pizza-cook and wrote my first book - Smiling Warrior - about my experiences. The decision to break with rules and norms and leave a promising career at the law firm was hard, but I have not regretted it for a second since! I not only changed but literally saved my life.
My writing style is to some extent a reaction to much of the self-help, or new-age, literature I devoured at the beginning of my "Hey, what's the meaning of life?-period". Many times I didn't like what I read, as I felt it to be too pompous, or too, well, too devoid of life's everyday challenges and situations. Most of it was too "cuddly-cosy-just-choose-love-and-light" with incense and all. Not at all fitting for a man like myself who sometimes actually gets pissed off, likes to dance naked in the forest around a fire, sees darkness as my mistress and simply thinks life sucks on occasion. It's not that I don't like love and light, I make love as often as I can and light and darkness are equally important.
As my writing is entirely based upon my own experiences, visions and dreams, I freely share my bewilderment, challenges and frustrations from my own attempts to become better at navigating the Flow of Life. As far as my experiences go, life is indeed full of amazing miracles, my daughter is my personal favourite, but the road to self-improvement is not always easy. To me, many times it has been as challenging as swimming in a blazing soup of fresh manure and toxic waste while being shot at with a taser gun. Basically it sucked. Big time.
However, I have - somewhat reluctantly I might add - realized that it's when I pass through these symbolic burning gauntlets of toxic manure and electricity that I really have the option to change. It is in this furnace of choice the Smiling Warrior comes into play, as he has some very interesting views on life. And on how to remember awesomeness.
My intention of expanding my writing to English is - besides reaching a greater audience and sell millions of copies of-course - to use my writing as one of several tools in my grand change-the-world-vision. My present focus is to do my best to remind people of our innate awesomeness. I am convinced, you see, that it's some sort of "primal amnesia" that's causing problems in the world. We're all so much more than we can possibly fathom.
I truly whole-heartedly wish you all the best, remind you that you are awesome, and hope you enjoy my work!
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Smiling Warrior - A True Swedish Tale Of Breaking Free And Remembering Awesomeness.
by Sven-Alex Trygg
This is your wake-up call. Are you ready to remember? A necessary - and timely - tale of how amazingly powerful we humans truly are once we dare to remember our awesomeness. With down to earth-honesty, irony, wit and love, the author openly describes the journey of remembrance, self-exploration and transformation he embarks upon when he finally has the courage to break with societal norms and...
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