What was his pain? It’s none of our business really but it shows that fame, wealth, family, children and enormous talent that is acknowledged, celebrated and recognised doesn’t heal the pain.
It could be said that he wore a mask of humour but that’s not really true. We all saw the humour when he was being Robin Williams the comic or the actor. His public persona is not who he was. His family knew he had depression, they knew the personal Robin Williams not just the public version.
We all wear masks. We all pretend to be something we may not be at certain times in our lives. But the eyes say it all. When you looked at Robin Williams eyes you saw his fear, his sadness; his pain. Robin Williams was a human being first and foremost. He had enormous talent and almost all my favourite movies that transformed my life in significant ways have Robin in them – The World According to Garp, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, and ironically What Dreams May Come which was about suicide and love and life.
I hope that the heaven Robin finds himself in helps him find peace.
Too often when we are in the depths of our pain we can’t summon any more strength to keep searching for solutions. That’s when supportive networks of friends and family become important to empathize, recognize and care by finding alternative solutions than the ones we have been using.
Obviously I would recommend using techniques like Emotional Freedom Technique and Matrix Reimprinting, and the taking of Flower Essence remedies to transform emotional pain.
The world is a better place for having had Robin in it. He has gone too early for all of us that love his work in the world. While I may not know Robin Williams his characters influenced my personal world and for that I am eternally grateful for the beautiful, sensitive soul that was Robin Williams.