Yoga Makes You Well

May you be filled with loving kindness, may you be well,

may you be peaceful and at ease, may you be happy.

Blog

On the Passing of Robin Williams

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:17 AM
Now that man spread a lot of light while he was here on earth.

I have laughed so hard at things Robin Williams said that I have had water come out my nose.  He made the Vietnam war a topic that could be approached through his healing gift of comedy and his great love for humanity.

He did some amazing things with the spotlight he had on his life.  Having a spotlight on your life all the time cannot be fun or easy. 

I do not know what his mental health status was.  But he seems bipolar to me.  He was certainly manic on stage doing his stand up routines.  And I suppose he dealt with the lows that accompany those highs.

A lot of people I know try to judge if it is right or wrong for someone to take their own life.  I do not know and I do not think it is my place to judge it.  I just know it has to be so sad.

If he was bipolar, I have read that that tends to go along with a very high risk of suicide.  It usually happens in a mixed state.  A mixed state is a manic phase (high) with depression (low) at the same time. 

I am lighting a candle and dedicating my meditation and yoga practice to him to help him transition into a better place in his next life.  That is a Tibetan belief.  Also making things that smell good is supposed to help the recently departed to head toward the light. So I will cook some yummy smelling things, too.  For about a month, that is supposed to do some good.

One reason I study yoga and meditation is that it is so helpful for regulating moods and for helping to get thoughts more organized. 

Yoga is a practice to get the mind stable, basically.  And meditation is too.  The Yoga Sutras (the equivalent of a yoga bible that is 2500 years old) talk about the mind. 

Chapter one, verses 12-14 of the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali (translation by Mukunda Stiles):

The vacillating waves of perceptions are stilled through
consistent earnest practice
and dispassionate non-attachment.

Of these two, practice is the continuous struggle
to become firmly established
in the stable state of the true self.

That practice is indeed firmly grounded
when it is pursued incessantly,
with reverence,
for a long time.

Robin Williams, you were a light to many people.  I hope you find great peace.


Categories: Comedy, Dealing with overwhelm, Meditation, Yoga

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

24 Comments

Reply hublot
4:17 AM on December 30, 2014 
For those who have already been trawling the web all day from search with regard to motivation and also have however to locate a gift that is appropriate, the next might be a few very helpful information¦
Reply dior bags
2:12 AM on March 19, 2015 
I get that deception disguised properly in my website your website .
Reply http://www.e-dataentry.com
2:24 AM on March 19, 2015 
You if you want to get an indefinite should be the web site of my appointment to you .
Reply best essays online
11:43 AM on December 11, 2017 
Robin William surely was quite famous for his stand up comedy. There are many people who discuss about him and write a lot about him. In fact the president also gave a statement regarding the robin William that was all because of his fame and acknowledgement.
Reply aptoide apk for android
6:49 AM on December 22, 2017 
. It is comprise of bunches of uses sorted out to be downloaded and introduced through the client in APK organization and it too lets architects to give their items through making their own application stores.
Reply iqoption
9:13 AM on June 20, 2018 
I have read your blog it is very helpful for me. I want to say thanks to you. I have bookmark your site for future updates.
Reply casino
10:46 AM on June 24, 2018 
You have Banker at the best, at that point you have Player illuminated under Banker.
Reply 1xbet
11:35 AM on July 3, 2018 
To truly guarantee predictable rewards on any game, putting resources into a framework that utilizations patterns.
Reply Bet3000
10:19 AM on August 12, 2018 
Generally, an online sportsbook gives best wagering chances, additionally, incredible suggestion from top specialists.
Reply drueckglueck
12:09 PM on August 30, 2018 
A few people appear to have a talent for cards while others give off an impression of being skilled at craps, baccarat, or roulette.
Reply trada casino
12:04 PM on November 11, 2018 
The element can be found in inventive diversion stages as the product given by goldrockcasino.com and other online gambling clubs.
Reply rani
7:51 AM on November 19, 2018 
If you are in Jaipur and need beautiful Jaipur Escorts or white skin Jaipur Escorts then you can simply book call girls in Jaipur from one of the best escort agency named Jaipur Escorts. It is No.1 premier escort agency and provide both incall or outcall facility to clients. Please click on the following link to check the official websites Jaipur Escorts
Reply naincy
8:02 AM on November 19, 2018 
I'm shakshi.I am working in India top most Escort serviceMumbai escorts.If u want to join the all facility of escortsPuri escorts
pls call me & whatssapCuttack escorts
visit the sites.Bhubaneswar escorts
Reply Archana kumari
8:03 AM on November 20, 2018 
Hi Guys I'm Archana Kumari the most renowned call girls service provider. If you are not satisfied with your wife on bed and want to fulfill your dream of getting orgasm and full sensual entertainment with amazingly beautiful girls, Please follow me on the links given bellow.
Thanks.


Call Girls in Mumbai
Call Girls in Puri
Call girls in Cuttack

Call girls in Bhubaneswar
Call girls in Gurgaon
Call girls in Gurgaon

Jaipur Escorts
Call girls in Jaipur
Jaipur call girls
Reply Ankita Tiwari
6:28 PM on October 5, 2019 

high class escorts in kolkata
cheap escorts in kolkata
kolkata male escort job


escort service job description in kolkata
male escort service in kolkata
call girl numbers kolkata


call girl job vacancies in kolkata
call girl service in kolkata
independent call girls in kolkata


call girl hayyat regency kolkata
kolkata escort real
Escorts services kolkata


kolkata escort
kolkata escorts
kolkata escort service


kolkata independent escorts
kolkata independent escort
independent escort in kolkata


independent escort kolkata
escort kolkata
escorts kolkata
Reply Simran Sharma
5:40 PM on October 20, 2019 
salt lake escort service
salt lake call girls
park street escorts
park street escort
park street escort service
park street call girls
new town escorts
new town escort
new town escort service
new town call girls
new town model call girls
Reply pop television
10:47 AM on November 11, 2019 
Super site! I am Loving it!! Will return once more, Im taking your food additionally, Thanks.
Reply mixpad full crack
6:04 AM on November 12, 2019 
The article posted was very informative and useful. You people are doing a great job. Keep going.
Reply Smith
9:26 AM on November 27, 2019 
Your blog is very effective and valuable. I really like it very much. I hope you will soon share your next post about this discussion. Thanks for sharing and keep sharing.
Gymnastic mats for sale
Reply Massy
12:08 PM on November 27, 2019 
Nowadays, it is very good news for all ladies that want to manage their houses in a very beautiful manner. in this blog repairing a leather sofa which ideas can b discussed are all in rang and low of the cost.
botox for forehead wrinkles