Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You!




Those we love (including those we have loved and never met) keep leaving us, they emigrate to heaven. Many years ago one of my mentors told me that ” … my life and yours would either be an example to follow, or a warning to heed.

Since my parents died (Dad – Dec 2003 & Mum – Mar 2004) I have been less amazed by the passing on of others. At the end of August Wayne Dyer’s (whose quote “Don’t die with your music still inside you!” I have used as my subject heading here) death affected me in a way no-one else’s had, until yesterday.

You see the strange thing is that both Wayne Dyer and David Bowie both fully completed their work, they put out the very last bit of their “music!” It was only last week I completed the reading of Wayne’s final book “I Can See Clearly Now” in which he reviewed his whole life. With the release of the “Blackstar” album on his birthday on Friday, David Bowie used his artistry and music to say goodbye.

Wayne said on many occasions that we should live lives that were “Independent of the good opinion of other people” (a quote he ascribed to his mentor Abraham Maslow) and “unattached to the outcome.”

David Bowie’s friend and producer Tony Visconti said of David Bowie after his passing: “He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it, the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of art!”

I hope you are as challenged as I am today, to not die with your music in you? I wonder if I am the only one who see’s the same “example to follow” in the lives of Wayne Dyer and David Bowie?

You are an individual in the duality, you matter! What message of hope would we like to leave when we emigrate to heaven? Will our lives be “an example to follow” or a “warning to heed?”


Love and light to you from Andrew 🙂 <3