Yesterday, I watched a program called “The Last Days Of Elvis”.
It seems that he had an addictive personality, was hopelessly
hooked on a wide variety of drugs, ate incessantly, and was
totally fed up with being Elvis. He was also terribly insecure.
Bob Dylan once said that people don’t value their anonymity
enough. In other words, there is enormous value in being able to
walk into a crowd and have nobody know who you are. It seems that
once you have lost that, you can never have it back. And that’s
when you really miss it and find yourself “trapped” in your own
In his recent autobiography, “Chronicles”, Bob Dylan says “what I
was fantasizing about was a nine-to-five existence, a house on a
tree-lined block with a white picket fence, pink roses in the
backyard. That would have been nice. That was my deepest dream.”
In other words while you or I dream about being like Bob Dylan,
he’s dreaming about being just like you or I.
Interesting, isn’t it? Many of us want to be famous and adored,
and rich. Yet, it does not always bring the happiness we imagine
We always imagine that things are better on the other side of the
valley. Our society tells us how important it it to be rich,
famous, popular, beautiful, fashionable, or whatever. THEN, we
will be happy.
Really? Not according to two of the most famous men of our
generation. Elvis was fed up with being Elvis. And Dylan dreams
of being just like us.
That’s why I always stress the importance of being HERE, present
in THIS moment. Try to enjoy THAT fully. Having wealth, fame,
looks and more will not necessarily improve the present moment.
It may even make it worse. Much worse. Who you are inside
determines how well, or how badly, you handle it. Simply having
more money or more celebrity status makes no difference either
It’s also vital to be well connected with your inner being –
Higher Self, Inner Genius, whatever you want to call it. The
ultimate source of all happiness is through being well-integrated
with the Source.
My course, The 7 Golden Secrets To Knowing Your Higher Self,
enables you to do that.
These are thoughts to ponder on, don’t you think?…
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