Aha! You thought this post would be about the Monkees. What? You don’t know who the Monkees are? Good Lord, you must be a young thing.
Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Davy Jones, an English actor and singer, set American teeny boppers afire from 1966 to 1971. Their TV series of the same name aired from 1966 to 1968. It was fun entertainment that by today’s standards would be classified as ‘corny’. Was I a big fan? Not really. ‘Too mature’ for their antics I preferred The Doors, The Animals, and Led Zeppelin. But, “I’m a Believer” from the Monkees has had staying power with me through all the years which have seen me swing from hard rock to disco to contemporary Christian to classical to my favorite today – anything that doesn’t give me a headache and puts me to sleep. Yep. Meditation music rocks.
I’m a believer. Are you? What do you believe? Has anyone challenged your beliefs? Has anyone told you that what you believe is wrong? If you follow the pack, then being called a non-believer by a believer is disturbing. If you are the pack, then it doesn’t amount to a hill of beans….unless you don’t believe in you. Then it can be unbelievably disturbing. But I believe in you.
“I don’t believe that heaven waits
for only those who congregate.
I like to think of God as love,
he’s down below, he’s up above.
He’s watching people everywhere,
he knows who does and doesn’t care
and I’m an ordinary man,
sometimes I wonder who I am.” DON WILLIAMS