My mention of Michael Jackson's Facebook status startled many, especially as he invited them to pray for him. Within minutes, dozens of friends commenting on my status, the majority of fans. More personal messages were dropped in a mailbox or e-mail immediately, and they were annoyed messages to friends: "What do Michael Jackson, a child molester, blah, blah, blah?"
This is a very big question, the big question, because it can be reformulated in countless ways. After all, what do I do with you? After all, what do the publisher of this paper? After all, what do President Obama?
Or, what have I done, or if, to do with the world? Perhaps the best answer. "Because I live in this world" This is the point. The fact that you and I live in this world connects us to all other citizens of the world.
I remember the great Sufi mystic poet Saadi. "Members of the man is a whole of creation is an essence and spirit If one member suffers pain, the other members will remain restless if no sympathy for human pain, his name. people can not keep. "
But the human pain and suffering can not connect me to our fellow human beings, if not some kind of" feelings "for them. There is an emotional attachment to my family, so it is easy to feel the pain. But I do not have such a draw, and therefore do not feel the same way about you, your pain and suffering.
Not so with Michael Jackson, he felt the pain of a suffering humanity. He raised millions of dollars and because of humanitarian reasons. There was no forced what he did. In fact, there are people much richer than him not to do anything to alleviate the suffering.
Michael Jackson is different from them, because of his "feeling". I can still hear the echo of sympathy in his songs and writings, such as this passage from his album "Dangerous"
"Consciousness expresses itself in the creation of this world we live in is the dance. the author. Dancers come and go in the blink of an eye but the dance lives on.
"many times when I was dancing, I felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists.
"I have the stars and the moon. I become loving and loved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known.
"I will keep dancing, then it is the eternal dance of creation. The creator and creation merge into one wholeness of joy. … I keep dancing as long as … the dance. "
Such feelings are indeed very" dangerous "because you are no longer close your eyes to what's happening around Michael was a very sensitive state, even before features such thoughts, she has sung." We are the world … the world must come together as one .. it's time to give a hand to life. "
felt connected to the world, not only physically, but also psychologically. did not stop recognizing and acknowledging the pain and suffering of the people, he wanted to change
the "Man in the mirror" he actually saw the reflection of the soul, and sang an added fiercely. "If we want make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make the changes "This was the advice given, not to you or me, but to himself." I'll make a change, for once in my life, it's going to feel really good, will make a difference, will make amends … "
is the realization that he had" been the victim of a selfish kind of love "has more obsessed with the idea of spreading the right kind of love to heal himself and" Heal the World " to "make it a better place for you and me." Dreamed of a world where "black or white" or it does not matter at all, or calculated as well.
"The Earth Song" wept with Mother Earth: "What have we done to the world, look what we have done." Disappointed all happenings around him, he continued: "I used to dream, I also glance beyond the stars now I do not know where we are, although I know that we have drifted far away. "
Back in the late 1970s, I had the rare opportunity of meeting the philosopher J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986). He also suffered a similar frustration. Later, a documentary made in the lives of those who were close to him in the last days of his life dealt with frustration.
Both philosopher J. Krishnamurti and artist Michael Jackson talking about the change, the ultimate freedom in bondage, old rotten old paradigms. And, as rightly put by Mahatma Gandhi and recognized the need to "make a change" that they want to see in the world. Still, they both died frustrated as the Mahatma. Gandhi, who could not accept the idea of division of India on religious grounds.
J. Krishnamurti let out frustration writings and discussions with people around him. Gandhi let out frustrations by withdrawing from political life and go back to the village in Gujarat. Michael Jackson, the star, let out your frustrations experimenting with his body. He turned his body in a laboratory.
a strict diet that several plastic surgery operations and of his involvement in unpopular "companies", love and sex life – both visible manifestation of your innermost desire to change. Change was both the dream and obsession. When he "felt" that he does not change, or at least not the kind you want to change, he withdrew and locked himself in the outside world. This is a serious mistake. By closing all stores let go of the frustration. And he died a lonely man.
Still, a man, a star like Michael Jackson is too big to die. In fact, he is also a bright star. He shines for many, many years. The song is his legacy, his unfulfilled dream of a world to come, and the obsession to be changed to remember the generations to come. Michael's dream remains alive his dream is not a solitary dream, his dream is the dream of all those who are able to dream of something big.
Jackson share the frustration and we will turn it to a power source to realize your dream to "make the world better for you and me." I will not offer you my friend goodbye, continues to dream of meeting ..