“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie
Good morning peeps, meditation done.
Quote for the Day:
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”
I am still trying to come to the terms with the fact that George Michael is gone; it is amazing how much an artist can affect us in our life and in their death.
What worries me is that for the generations of children that are born from now onwards, they will not be touched by future artists the way we have been touched by the likes of Bowie, Prince and George Michael.
Where are the next generations of truly great artists going to come from whilst we are continuously fed the dross that is produced by the likes of Simon Cowell’s X Factor, which this year has given us Honey G for our Christmas offering?
George Michael said he wanted to be a pop star ever since he was seven years old, but the tragedy was that like so many celebrities, he found fame wasn’t all he thought it would be.
In 1990, the singer only did a handful of interviews to promote his second solo album, ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1’, and in them he announced he wouldn’t be making any music videos for the album and wasn’t planning an extensive tour.
He made those decisions in the hope that he could reduce the strain that came with his celebrity status.
“It’s quite simple, really,” George said to the LA Times in 1990,
“I decided that the thing I really enjoy … the thing I really needed was my songwriting. I didn’t need the celebrity.
“I’m sure a lot of people are going to believe all this is just some sort of gimmick … just another way to stir interest.
“But I’m also sure that most people find it hard to believe that stardom can make you miserable. After all, everybody wants to be a star. I certainly did, and I worked hard to get it. But I was miserable, and I don’t want to feel that way again.”
George’s comments disappointed his fans and they also upset one of the world’s most famous singers, Frank Sinatra.
Ol’ Blue Eyes, who was in his mid-70s at the time, felt compelled to write George Michael an open letter in response, which was published in the LA Times’ Calendar liftout
“When I saw your Calendar cover today about George Michael, ‘the reluctant pop star’, my first reaction was he should thank the good Lord every morning when he wakes up to have all that he has. And that’ll make two of us thanking God every morning for all that we have.
“I don’t understand a guy who lives ‘in hopes of reducing the strain of his celebrity status’. Here’s a kid who ‘wanted to be a pop star since I was about seven years old’. And now that he’s a smash performer and songwriter at 27 he wants to quit doing what tons of gifted youngsters all over the world would shoot grandma for — just one crack at what he’s complaining about.
“Come on, George. Loosen up. Swing, man. Dust off those gossamer wings and fly yourself to the moon of your choice and be grateful to carry the baggage we’ve all had to carry since those lean nights of sleeping on buses and helping the driver unload the instruments.
“And no more of that talk about ‘the tragedy of fame’. The tragedy of fame is when no one shows up and you’re singing to the cleaning lady in some empty joint that hasn’t seen a paying customer since Saint Swithin’s day. And you’re nowhere near that; you’re top dog on the top rung of a tall ladder called Stardom, which in Latin means thanks-to-the-fans who were there when it was lonely.
“Talent must not be wasted. Those who have it — and you obviously do or today’s Calendar cover article would have been about Rudy Vallee — those who have talent must hug it, embrace it, nurture it and share it lest it be taken away from you as fast as it was loaned to you.
“Trust me. I’ve been there.”
It is such a shame that George never felt truly happy with the life he was given and created for himself through hard work and a God given talent.
We must try and learn this lesson ourselves and enjoy the life we live, enjoy the smell and sight of the roses growing outside our own window instead of chasing something else.
It is really important to show gratitude for what we have instead of yearning for what we have not.
Yoga teaches us to show gratitude for each breathe we take on this earth and to show gratitude to our body by giving it the daily poses or asana it needs to lubricate the joints and flow nourishing energy all around it as well as clearing our minds of all the unnecessary negativity and thoughts that can grow in our own mind if we do not learn to “Let Go”.
Inhale “Let” Exhale “Go”
Yesterday was Boxing Day and saw the beginning of the Boxing Day sales and the appetite for spending shows no signs of waning, millions of eager shoppers hit the shops (or their laptops) to bag huge discounts during the Boxing Day sales.
I was meant to announce the start my Boxing Day Sale for my Yoga retreat in Morocco yesterday, but I was so affected by George Michael’s death and when writing my own form of tribute through my memories of him and his music it just did not feel appropriate to be selling something.
So I left it until today 24 hours later to announce my Boxing Day Sale 10% Early Bird Discount for my Yoga Retreat in Morocco
If you would like to have more gratitude and clarity in all aspects of your life to fully prepare yourself to appreciate your life and have continued success in achieving your goals on a daily basis in 2017 why not come on my yoga retreat in Morocco from Saturday March 18th to 25th.
Introduce yoga into your life or strengthen your daily practice by coming to join me at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort the new five-star luxury destination in El Jadida Morocco
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The location is amazing.
It is a truly unique coastal destination resort, less than an hour drive south of Casablanca and set in a region abounding in contrasts that has preserved all its authenticity.
Rooms and suites overlook the lagoon, the golf course, the swimming pool and the patio, plunging down to the sea from the terraces and offering a 180-degree view over the Atlantic Ocean. The view will take your breath away.
Christmas is a time of hope, rejoice and peace, but also a time to show gratitude to others, our friends, our families and to ourselves for everything we have been lucky enough to receive in our life.
To take advantage of my Boxing Day Sale Click Here
To receive your Early Bird 10% Discount, but hurry your offer ends at Midnight GMT on Monday January the 9th.
Stay blessed and enjoy a Tremendous Christmas Tuesday peeps
Breathe, Believe and Achieve
Be Happy, Healthy and Wise
Keep on Winning Smiling and Living the Dream