The other day I stumbled upon this short video which begins with an interviewer saying to Bill Murray:
“Tell me what it is that you want that you don’t have.”
His answer is surprising and meaningful. I’ve long been a huge fan of Murray as a comedy actor (who isn’t?) and I was pleasantly surprised to hear him talking about the power of mindfulness and being present. I won’t speak for him so I’ll say no more on his intriguing answer, you can see for yourself.
– If you can’t watch the video I’ve posted some quotes below.
- N.B. The volume is low on this video so you’ll probably want to crank it up a little.
Without using the word mindfulness, Bill is clearly aware of the benefits of raising your consciousness and being more aware and present, and I hope someone recommends him to start meditating. If anyone knows Bill please send him over to my page 😉 – Why You Should Start Meditating Today
‘Are you here? And most of the time you’re not’
‘That’s not me there, that’s what I’m doing now, but that’s not necessarily me’
‘I’d like to just be more here all the time and I’d like to see what I could get done, what I could really do, if I were able to not get distracted, to not change channels in my mind and body – so I’m my own channel, really here, and always with you. You could look at me and go ‘OK he’s there, there’s someone there…”
‘This is not a dress rehearsal, this is your life’
‘You kill a man, you kill every opportunity he ever had’
‘It resonated, it rang a bell inside of me, a bell that rings a lot that says “Remember Bill, come back, remember, remember. This is your life, this is the only one you’ve got”‘
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