Thursday, August 14, 2014

Breaking through the Matrix: How We All Can Honor the Passing of Robin Williams

One of the greatest comedians of all times passed away August 11, 2014. Robin Williams, born July 21, 1951, made his debut as a co-star on the Mork and Mindy Show. His show was one of the few I enjoyed watching as a child. He was extremely talented and a great actor. I've watched his actor career over the years, watched almost every movie he ever starred in and I never crossed my mind that he was suffering from depression and the early stages of Parkinson disease. Nor would I have ever thought he had a struggle with alcoholism and cocaine addiction.

He hid it well, but most of the celebrities in our entertainment world does that anyways.  As a matter of fact, it’s becoming the new normal.  It is becoming such a mindless thing to hear about famous people or wealthy people becoming victims of depression, alcoholism, drugs, etc. that we just brush it aside as “oh well, that’s just part of life” or “that’s just the life of the rich and the famous”.  But is it really part of life. Why are we so accepting that those “vices” are just a part of living life on planet Earth? 

There are 7 Billion + people that populate the earth now, and believe me when I say that the majority of us don’t live life that way at all. It’s not normal to be strung out on drugs, depressed, alcoholic, etc.

So how can we honor his passing and the passing of so many entertainers that commit suicide, OD on drugs, etc.? By seeing what pulled them into the Matrix, the worldwide rat race of so-called success, in the first place and making sure we don’t become willing preys or predators.

Being a prey or predator of the Matrix doesn't mean that you have to do drugs or become an alcoholic. You don’t have to be rich and famous either. Anytime you believe you are not entitled to peace, love, prosperity, happiness, joy, forgiveness, and compassion, you have bought into the Matrix beliefs and depression, anxiety, stress, worry are sure to follow. This just leads up to drugs and alcoholism.