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Nanu-Nanu: What Robin Williams taught us all

“The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.”–Malcolm Gladwell

Utter shock was the reaction around the world when our favorite zany comedian offed himself.

Didn’t he know how much we loved him?

How could he not see how much joy he gave us?

Doesn’t he realize how beautiful he is?

Having these thoughts reminds us of what our Source thinks about us as we go about our lives, not appreciating the truth of who we really are.

I know who you are, Robin, and I thank you for sharing your beauty and your truth with the world.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

20 Responses

  1. Though your tribute to Robin Williams was sincere, I take exception to the term “offed himself”. We all know that he committed suicide, but the term used in the blog was a bit harsh, in my point of view.

      1. I bet Robin isn’t offended, Pam, wonder what adjective he would’ve used????? bet it would’ve been humorous too!

  2. Amen to that! He was dearly loved for his comic relief, for the parts he played in movies, for the causes he supported and for friendships he formed and for all the ways he showed up that made us all smile. Thank You Robin Williams, you will be missed by thousands of fans. I don’t usually feel emotional about people I don’t know personally, but tears come to my eyes every time I think of not seeing him anymore.

  3. Robin was and is an awesome soul! I was having a challenge coming to terms with the way he left us as well. I prayed for clarity and, of course, received it. In an early interview he said “Drugs have the opposite affect on me.” I’ve known hyper people with whom this is true. In the 80s Robin did cocaine to relax. Suddenly I realized what happened. He had been put on anti-depressants recently… It was not sonething he consciously did to himself. It was a lethal drug interaction with his own chemical physiology. Too bad his doctor was not mindful of this. Hope that helps bring some understanding. Peace. Rev. Adriana

  4. Beautiful, Pam. I think he knew it all, too – the joy, the love, and all the rest. I wrote a very piece recently about my dad, who took his own life, too. He lived his years well (although maybe too short if you ask those around him), and I think Robin did the same. I hope it’s ok to share with you in this comment: http://bit.ly/1pMJCAZ

    1. Thanks, Amy, for sharing your piece about your dad. It was fabulous and so true. I’m right on the same page. The joy is there–even in the pain.

  5. His death hurt me a lot. Like losing family. I love those 3 questions. I didn’t think of myself that way till now.

  6. I must be one of only a couple of people on the planet who find it difficult to understand how so few people saw the pain this lovely man was dealing with, the pain behind is unique brand of humor. We all laughed at his jokes, although I stopped a long time ago, too aware of his inner struggle to keep it going, keep making it look like everything was OK. I felt he was screaming for help. But who wants to get involved.
    How much better for him, and so many others, if we’d been say, praying for him instead? Reaching out and telling him how much he was loved, for himself, not for acting funny.

    1. I’ve been feeling offended ever since his death by hearing people qualifying him as a “funny” actor. Well, I loved his humor, sure, but some of my favorite movies he made weren’t the funny ones. “Awakenings”. “Dead Poets Societys” “Good Will Hunting” “Patch Adams” And let’s not forget “What Dreams may come” These were the movies where, in my eyes, he showed his real talent and sensitivity. He wasn’t a “comic” actor. He was an actor, period. I loved the kindness in his eyes, his smile, his wounded soul. And I already miss him so much…

      1. Hi Caroline–I, too, love Robin’s serious films. Dead Poets is on my top ten list. I’ve also seen all those others. He was a beautiful actor, a beautiful person and I’m very grateful that I was able to witness his incredible talent. And I feel certain that he’s still with us in so many ways.

      2. These were my favorites too Caroline, where we could see the real person, the talent, the soul coming through. The humor, except perhaps for Doubtfire, I never saw. And like Pam says below, I feel for sure he’s moving forward in his journey of seeing how wonderful he really is, as we all will be doing forever.

  7. Thanks for this post, Pam.

    I shed some tears for Robin, although we never met. He had a way of connecting with us and sharing his frailty and faults through his comedic genius.

    As you wrote, one of my thoughts was, “He had no idea how much he meant to me and millions of others.”

    Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: “You don’t plant a shade tree for yourself.”

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