Keith Olbermann has had a relapse. His bronchitis and various symptoms have him under the weather, as we used to say. Once again, he is a ghost or toast. The last thing a person needs at a time like this is an insult, or a threat, or a lie told about him. Yet, a few of his six figures of followers on Twitter insist on being mean. Do they think he wants to be sick and feel terrible? (I told him to wear his hat when it was cold and windy. Nag, nag, nag.) I have tried to offer alternatives to getting angry when he is not the host. However, I may need to go into more depth.
Molecular atomic physics proves that we are all interconnected. We are one organism with many cells. These angry folks do not like it that the KO component is missing from Countdown with Keith Olbermann. They have not learned to accept that whatever happens has its place in the totality. They have not yet accepted the inevitability of what is, as Eckhart Tolle would say. They do not realize that their very lives could be saved when a meteor hits their TV at 8 p.m. EST. Chris Christie could have fallen instead of the backdrop, had one been a Republican in New Jersey. One could even have been born a stupid bald guy from…wait…where is this going?
Some so-called fans are being mean and telling lies about Keith, when truth be told, they simply miss his presence on the screen. These Current TV viewers show a habitual resistance to letting go. If only they would relax and realize that the conditions that seem to limit access to their idol are the very portals to the limitless. Their fighting is a barrier to their own peace. When they accept that Mr. Olbermann is out for the evening, they can move beyond their anger to peace.
All happenings that appear to be bad actually move one beyond personal conditioning to a higher level. Keith’s being out is transforming, not only the maladjusted viewer (or angry birds on Twitter) but also the master anchor himself, as he convalesces at home. So, the absence is actually a good thing and not a bad thing. There is an inevitability in the now present moment.
An angry opposition to what is at any given moment inflates the egoic sense of self. Complaining makes one feel superior. No matter how often the host is absent or how crazy the world seems to get, complaining will never help. Surrender to the moment will! Do not try to force him back. (That would never work in a million years, anyway.) Do not try to escape his absence by changing the channel. (Sam deserves a chance. Forget my advice in earlier articles. This one is the only one for now.) Do not resist the moment. Instead, internally align yourself with the moment. Don’t do anything. Simply know that it is as it is. Enjoy whatever is in that present moment. There is no better (or even) other time to do so!
With acceptance will come love. Use that love to do good things or be good for the world. Remember that Buddhism teaches that all suffering comes from craving. Stop craving Keith. I have. (Well, almost.) Know that there is “the uncreated, the unborn, and the unmanifested.” Let go of “no” and see what happens. You will become transparent and otherness will shine through. That shining is love. And you know what The Beatles said about that.