Celebrities — everyone seems so fascinated by them. So much of the human attention, human focus, human energy goes towards celebrities. But the celebrity culture is just another way for your mind to distract you from going within. By focusing on other people and other people’s lives, you don’t ask those questions about yourself: “Who am I?”, “Why am I here?”, “What happens after my physical death?”, “How can I love myself?”. You can escape your thoughts, your emotions, your negative beliefs, your life, and you can focus on someone else’s, and then you can project those emotions, those thoughts within you onto those celebrities so that you do not have to deal with them.
This celebrity culture that we all have here on earth is just an indication of a society that is not spiritually mature. And this does not just include the celebrities that are movie stars, singers or TV personalities. Everyone is focusing on one celebrity or another. Even religions are focusing on the celebrity that is the person who started that religion, or the religious leaders. Certain people have incarnated on Earth to help us remember who we are, and instead of listening to the true essence of what they’re saying, we have created out of them a celebrity, and we put all our focus and attention on them rather than what they were trying to teach us about ourselves. So every person who is within an organized religion is focusing on a celebrity. And the celebrity culture is apparent within all age groups. Elderly people focus on their celebrities, maybe politicians, perhaps the queen or Royal family. And young people are very into celebrities, as we all know.
But these are all just distractions from you focusing on yourself. Even the most popular friends in your group or the most talked about friends in your group; they can be said to be mini celebrities because so many people talk about them rather than focusing on themselves. When you focus on yourself, when you ask those tough questions about who you are, what’s your life purpose, how can you attain long-term happiness, when you focus on your own journey and overcoming your challenges, working through your suppressed emotions and your negative beliefs, you suddenly drop all interest in focusing on other people. You bring all that energy, all that attention, within, and you’ll find that when you do that, there isn’t a dull moment. There isn’t a day that goes by that you can say has been boring. I can tell you from my own experience that I used to focus on others, perhaps friends, family members, or colleagues all the time. But then when I started my spiritual awakening, I started focusing on myself, my own journey, and suddenly I found myself not interested at all in what other people are saying or doing with their lives. And every day becomes enjoyable; either it’s full of enjoyable challenges or it is full of moments where you are doing something you love. You become your own celebrity when you do this.
And this is not to say that you do not care about others. But you are not unnecessarily thinking about others with no real positive purpose. You mainly focus on yourself unless life guides people to you. Life may guide people to you so that perhaps you can learn from them, or grow from your interactions with them, or perhaps life is giving you opportunities to serve or express love to them, or perhaps it is an opportunity to share experiences with those people. But when you are alone, there is no need to focus on other people if you think about it. These are just more ways the mind distracts you from who you are.
The purpose of this blog is to remind you to return your attention and focus back on to yourself and realise that you are the celebrity that you are looking for. And when you realise the celebrity that you are, it is a very joyous moment indeed.