Love Celebrity Style

We are very poorly trained in this culture in the ways of relating. The celebrity world is an even more cuckoo romantic playing field.
I remember when I heard that Katy Perry and Russell Brand got married in a grand style in India. I thought, wow, how exotic, what great press, and I hope that they make it.
I felt a bit encouraged since I saw press about Russell being a daily meditation practitioner, too.
Any meditation practitioner will tell you that daily practice does not exempt one from our foibles. In fact, it sometimes seem to exacerbate them!
As one spiritual teacher told me years ago, “You will never rise above human and you will have moments that are unspiritual. I know that is annoying, but meditation does not absolve you from humanity.”
I was annoyed, but also took this as a challenge to dive deeper into my foibles or my shadow and learn how to work with it.
This is not a common approach. Even less so in Hollywood. I am sorry that I didn’t get to speak with Katy and Russell before their divorce proceedings. If I had a chance to sit down with them while they were still together, here are a few things that I would say, not from a sanctimonious position, but out of service. I am so grateful that these revolutionary ideas were imparted to me:
1. It is called commitment, not convenience.
2. Know why you are getting married.
3. It takes work, mostly when you least want to work on it.
4. It is not about you. It is about the third entity; the relationship.
These are very simplistic guidelines that need further explanation. However, these have become catch phrases that I use to remind my clients and myself.

Your Assignment: Is there a way that you can be an even more divine example of commitment and humility? What sort of support do you get in that department? Are you willing to go against the common message that relationships are a commodity that is disposable?
It takes courage! I’m rooting for you!

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