September 29th, 2011
There is a crowd of dreamers at every subway station. Flowing on every freeway, there are dreamers who want their lives to be better.
But much more sadly than this, there are many people who are living lives of quiet discontentment.
What would it mean to wake up tomorrow a completely different person able to change yourself?
What do you need to change yourself? Do you need Marianne Williamson? She is a very rich author of self help books and if you go see her and read her books and listen to her books on tape, then maybe you can become the person you want to be.
She used to do drugs and she had a seven year old child out of wedlock but now her own healing process has her on the right track. She’s getting richer by the second and you could be part of making her even richer.
I have a number of friends who are spiritual. I’m not actually one of those people. I believe that if you want to rewrite your life, that’s a good thing and you can probably do it if you spend enough time thinking.
Thinking is completely under-rated, especially thinking in silence. That is where all creative work comes from. Thinking. And from not thinking but being quiet and letting ideas bubble to the surface that you didn’t even know you thought.
Of course, most people I know are not on a constant quest to better themselves, most people think they’re already pretty good and unless there’s an emergency—your spouse cheats on you—and then you need therapy or you need guidance.
In another life, who would you be? I would be disciplined as a monk and love life like a child, a happy child. To rise early, work hard, never over-indulge, and still to roll in the hay of life, I have not found the balance.
To Vegas. Where gluttony and excess are a way of life. To see my friend. Say goodbye.