“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs
In the wake of a world icon and pioneer being laid to rest this week I wanted to pay homage to a truly inspiring man, Steve Jobs. Rest in peace my friend.
I find this quote above so applicable to most peoples lives. They care more about their football team winning than their own dreams or they may care more about the Kardashians and who they might be f…ing than creating an amazing relationship with their own significant other. The only problem is that these people will wake up one day at say 60 or 70 years old and say: “What happened to my life?” I created nothing, consumed everything and I was an employee for someone else all my life. Holy Sh*t, what do I do now?
Steve Jobs created what has saved the music industry from total implosion..iTunes. This guy was a genius on par with Einstein, but also a spiritual dude with big heart. I wish I could have met him, I would have given him a big hug and asked him to sit in with my band. He stood for the Manifestation of Dreams, which I’ve made my life mission to communicate and empower people to follow.
“Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs
The best way I can honor Steve Jobs is to live my dreams and continue to inspire others to do the same. So if you find yourself sitting on the couch too much or talking about other peoples lives all the time, ask yourself “Am I avoiding my real dreams?” And if so why?
No doubt fear is in the equation, which brings me to one of my mentors Daisaku Ikeda, leader of the largest world peace organization in the world, who said: “Everyone has problems, they are unavoidable, its the tools we use to overcome our problems that makes the difference between making dreams a reality or not.
My biggest tool is the “Courage Creator.” Its my “High Speed Wireless Connection to God” or Infinite Intelligence or Infinite Courage. Where can you find this courage creator? Its in this funky cool neighborhood called “Buddhahood.” Buddhahood is no where other than inside our own lives, tapped into through spiritual practice like meditation, chanting, praying and other wireless routers to the infinite. In a nutshell Buddhahood is “The ability to perceive the truth in all phenomena.”
This Buddhahood is the coolest hood in the world, its got people singing and dancing, there is no such thing as poverty, no such thing as fear or jealousy or greed or ignorance. I think Steve Jobs knew a little about Buddhahood, how else could he have downloaded the ipod, ipad and apple computer from his human head.
Follow you dreams my friends, there is nothing more important in this short life.
Stay tuned for the Feel Good Music Project, and the Feel Good Festival being launched in 2012 across the Western United States with yours truly Chad Scott performing mind elevating, dream drumming, soul celebration music.
I love you all,