Just yesterday, I was pondering about the meaning of life, as if I don't do enough of that already. :) I thought to myself, what's the point of everything when death comes at the end for 99.999999% of people.
Later, I had a fitful sleep. Around 3 am (GMT) I switched my phone on to browse the BBC website and heard the Hollywood actor, Robin Williams, had passed away. At first, I felt really sad as I was obviously picking up on people's sadness. I decided to focus instead on the joy I got from watching his comedies like Mork and Mindy and Mrs Doubtfire and felt immense joy.
I can imagine many people are asking themselves who the real Robin Williams was. I believe the Robin Williams who made people laugh was/is his real self. I know from my experience of depression that my Inner Self always made me see the funny side. It's very annoying when you are hell bent on staying depressed and dreaming of new ways to end it to have a Presence within showing you things that make you smile; or making you see the lighter side of things. Before you know it, you are beaming with joy.
Back to my earlier musings about life's purpose. I believe Robin Williams' life served an important purpose. Regardless how his character made his exit, he will always be remembered for the gift of joy he gave humanity, which is an eternal attribute of the Soul. Even looking at his face made me smile.
May the dreams that come for you be blissful ones.
Nanou, nanou, dear friend!
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