Sven-Alex Trygg


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!

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I took my first thought. Ok, this might sound both weird and cocky, but I am of the impression that whatever we think, we actually write, even if it's not in words on a paper or on a screen. We continuously write our future - our life story - with our thoughts, so we are all writers even if some of us have taken it to a more obvious level.

If you would write down the thoughts that go through your mind over the day, what would that story look like? What characters would it contain? Would it be a thriller, a love story, fantasy, science fiction? Does it paint a happy picture?

Remember this: We all have the power to change the story that is written in our minds. One way is to put it on paper. So, why don't you write your own life story!? Who are you? What's your role? What adventure are you involved in?
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town, Rättvik, in the county of Dalarna in Sweden. Nature was always there, and even before I could walk I accompanied my parents out into the wild to pick berries or go fishing. When older, I started spending more and more time alone out in the wild, and many nights among the trees under a star filled sky deepened my connection with the powers that exists in Nature. I am fully convinced that nature holds keys to the healing of both body and soul, and the only thing we need to do is open up to it. I love talking to Nature, and the answers I get are always intensely powerful in their simplicity. To me, the answers I get from nature is clean and pure, as there are no hidden agendas.

I now live with my family in a small house with nature basically outside the door, while still being just 30 minutes away from a larger town by car. I love it! One criteria I had when choosing a place to live was that I should be able to go out butt naked in the morning and take a piss outside my front door. Without being arrested. Well, I can, and I often do.

As nature is such an integral part of my life, I often use metaphors coming from nature in my writing, as that is how things are explained to me from my "Natural Friends". We humans are subjected to the same natural laws as nature, and I take great pleasure in applying, for instance, the growth cycle of a tree to my own life. It works. :)
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Where to find Sven-Alex Trygg online


Smiling Warrior - A True Swedish Tale Of Breaking Free And Remembering Awesomeness.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,080. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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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