I’ve always wanted to be famous. I used to dream about my funeral where thousands of people would come out to pay tribute to me. But deep down inside, I knew that fame would not bring me happiness. And death would definitely not bring joy in my life.
John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, used to be the personal assistant to the Maharishi–the guru of the Beatles. Gray quickly noticed that no matter how revered, peaceful, and enlightened this guru was on stage, in his private life he struggled with the same problems and conflicts that we all do.
Gray also tells the story of how he gave a lecture to thousands of people who applauded him as the relationship guru, then came home to have his wife yell at him for being late. Even the relationship guru has to deal with everyday problems and conflicts.
My point is that no matter how much fame and fortune we think we want, what we really want is love and happiness.
Our blogs and our lives are simply vehicles to bring us love and happiness.
Do you want thousands of followers? Do you want hundreds of people to comment on every post you publish? Do you know how long it takes to read and respond to hundreds of comments?
I really admire bloggers like Rarasaur and Le Clown who not only read hundreds of blogs and comments, but also respond thoughtfully and faithfully to every comment. I used to think that I wanted to be just like them, but then I realized that I can’t read at World Speed Reading speeds like Rarasaur, and I’m not as witty or funny as Le Clown.
“Life is so intelligent”~Jeff Foster
Every time we sit down to write a post, we are emitting a certain vibration. We have a strong intention of exactly what we want from this post. We might not be aware of this vibration or intention, but our psyche knows exactly what it is doing. The vibration of the post comes out in the word choice, tone, title, and structure of the post. This vibration attracts exactly what we really want.
We may think that we want thousands of people to read our post, but deep down we may feel vulnerable and afraid of being judged. So “in reality,” we really only want our post to be read by a few compassionate, like-minded souls.
Same thing in life. We may think that we want to be rich and famous, but deep down we suspect that money corrupts and fame will expose our flaws and hypocrisies.
So what is the take-away? If you are not getting the number of readers or comments on your blog or if you are not as rich and famous as you’d like to be, look deep inside and ask yourself some probing questions.
- Do you really want blog fame and a winning lottery ticket?
- Are there things you need to do, fix, heal, confront, or forgive before you reveal your soul to universal inspection, criticism, and adoration?
- Will huge amounts of cash or popularity distance you from your loved ones, your spiritual path, your community, or your happiness?
- Are you currently happy with being who you are in this present moment regardless of your bank statement or stats page?
Hopefully this type of questioning will 1) help you obtain all the fame and fortune you desire or 2) make you realize that you are getting exactly what you need at the present moment. Either way, I hope you realize that love and happiness are right at your fingertips or keyboard.
Thank you for reading, sharing, and/or smiling.
Do you really want blog fame and tons of money? Why or why not? Please share.