Everyone has a dream. Big or small everyone wants something. Anything from wealth and fame to simple health.
I have dreamt of being a rockstar. I even spent many years working toward that dream and the few people who’ve seen me perform tend to agree that whatever that certain something is, I’ve got it. I’m not bragging. Just stating a fact. I’ve had guys from South Central LA, ten years my senior and steeped in the funk rhythms of James Brown, George Clinton and Larry Graham tell me repeatedly and with great emotion that I am one hell of an entertainer.
So why, you ask, am I not famous? Why have I not made my dream come true and become the rock star I so long(ed?) to be?
Short answer: I don’t know. I just haven’t been able to make it happen. For one reason (can’t seem to get a band together) or another (really I’m a morning person. Late nights kill me.)
But there has to be more to it than that. I try to let the LORD lead me and it seems that his leadership doesn’t point toward the stage. But… But… But, I’d be AWESOME!!! I don’t… understand. Why not? Why can’t I?
There’s either a reason or there’s no reason. Let’s take the tack of there being a reason because nihilism doesn’t really suit us now does it?
Dharma. Tao. The Way. Path. When we are beginning our journey we make decisions and agreements before we ever arrive at this our physical destination. We have decided. Krishna said to Arjuna that it is better to follow your path no matter where it may lead than it is to succeed greatly at the path of another. He also said we should not be attached to the fruits of our labor. Being a rockstar is all about the fruits, is it not?