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Tribute to MJ for his 61st birthday

/ 12:20 AM August 24, 2019

Michael Jackson

It’s countdown time for Michael Jackson fanatics comme moi till his 61st birthday on Aug. 29. If MJ were not born, music and dance would not be as magical as the King of Pop’s timeless “creations.”

Even if it’s already been 10 years since MJ’s sudden demise, his hit songs and unique dance moves live on.

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Thank you, MJ, for moonwalking into our hearts. You will forever remain a “thriller” like no other. There is no entertainer who can ever dethrone you as the true King of Pop.

In commemoration of my forever idol’s birthday, allow me to pay a little tribute to him by sharing some of his quotable quotes:

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I’m interested in making a path, instead of following a trail—and that’s what I want to do in life, and in everything I do.

It’s strange that God doesn’t mind expressing Himself in all the religions of the world, while people still cling to the notion that their way is the only right way. For me, the form God takes is not the most important thing. What’s most important is the essence. My songs and dances are outlines for Him to come in and fill. The sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep, soft silence. The infinity of God’s creation embraces me. We are one.

My creative process is something like Michelangelo’s philosophy, that inside every piece of stone or marble is a “sleeping form.” He’s just freeing it. The same way I’m just a medium through which music flows. It’s already in there.

The world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on. When I’m dancing, I feel touched by something sacred. I keep on dancing and dancing until there is only the dance.

I’m committed to my art. I believe the ultimate goal of art is the union of the material and the spiritual, the human and the divine.

I don’t understand why the press feels the need to make up things about me. I suppose if there’s nothing scandalous to report, it is necessary to make things interesting.

The message my music video “Beat It” conveys is, you can walk away from a fight and still be a man. You don’t have to die to prove you’re a man.

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Be cautious of decisions you have to make when your head says “yes” but your heart says “no.”

Trusting yourself begins by recognizing that it’s OK to be afraid. Having fear is not the problem. The problem is not being honest enough to admit your fear. In accepting yourself totally, trust becomes complete. In the space where fear used to live, love is allowed to grow.

To give someone a piece of your heart is worth more than all the wealth in the world.

It doesn’t matter, [your] blood or race or creed or color. Love is love, and it breaks all boundaries.

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