On Monday, August 11th, the world lost a gem in Robin Williams. Preliminary reports reveal that he may have committed suicide. His death caused a ripple effect of pain to travel across the world. Williams has touched the world with his gifts and talents, and we were made all the better for it. We thank Robin Williams for all of the humour, authenticity, and light that he offered to us and send condolences to his friends and family.
While the world no longer has Robin with us, the question that remains is what will we do with our own light and lives? Many of us commit a metaphorical suicide every day. What does this look like? This looks like us showing up half there or not there at all. This means us being silent when it comes to voicing our truths. It means us agreeing to arrangements and situations that fail to acknowledge our authentic self. Suicide is defined as the act of intentionally taking one’s own life. Are you able to identify those areas in your life where you intentionally kill your power, presence, voice, and all that is uniquely you? Once you do so. what are you willing to do about it? Unlike those who we have physically lost to suicide, we are still here. Own your light, beauty, wisdom, and power and “dance and embrace the musicality of life” so that when you really leave this earth, those around you can truly lament your homegoing and benefit from all that you’ve left behind. What legacy do you choose to have and create–beginning this very moment? Wake up and live! Be the YOU who you were created to be! Grant us the awesome occasion of being surrounded by the you who makes yourself known, no apologies and no excuses! Change begins now!
For inspiration and life lessons taught by Robin Williams, check out the following articles:
- 11 Important Life Lessons Robin Williams Taught
- 20 Lessons Robin Williams taught us about life and love
- 15 Lessons From Robin Williams Films to Make You a Better Human
- Robin Williams: Life Lessons He Left Us With
What lessons have you learned from the life of Robin Williams? What ways have you been committing suicide in your own life? Comment below!