11th May 1981 was the darkest day in the life of Nesta Robert Marley (Bob Marley). His soul and spirit live on and his voice is felt in his great reggae music enjoyed by many years after he was far gone.
The reggae king did not die with his wise sayings which were engrained in his music which have lived on 39 years after the demise of his body.
39 Years after Bob Marley’s death, 5 quotes of the reggae king, Bob Marley that live on, pregnant with truth and reality.
His sayings are like spirit beings which were pinned into history by his spirituality and beliefs.
#1 “I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.”
This is a rather strange belief to have. One wonders where Bob Marley believed his soul would be heading towards after death. Probably he did not believe in life after death nor if the soul and spirit live on after the physical body dies but wherever he is today, it is either this belief he had is real or not for he has tasted death and has known the truth 39 years on.
#2 “When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.”
This is an inspiration to all who think everything in life is lost. For those who hold the view that they were created for doom and failure. This quote by Robert Marley must inspire you.
The opportunities you missed, messed up with, and failed to grab are gone but, lookout for new ones, if you don’t find any, create one. You have no limitations, it all begins in the mind.
#3 “A hungry mob is an angry mob.” Have you her the adage…A hungry man is an angry man? Well, that is true to a large extent but Bob Marley did not limit his thoughts to one person but rather to societies that have been neglected by governments, politicians, and influential people. This is happening even today across the world. Politicians prefer to manipulate the masses rather than help them move out of the poverty they find themselves in. This quote is taken from the song Them Belly Full (But We Hungry-1974)
#4 “As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.”
A bird does not give birth to a crab. The efforts you put in, the sacrifices you make, the hard work you do will pay off one day. Keep believing, keep going, keep a positive attitude, don’t ever look, feel, or think inferior. Discover to uncover your self.
#5 Bob Marley’s quote “Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me.” adds to the above in that, the road to success is not easy. Talk is cheap but putting it into action is hell. This, however, should not derail your ambitions or make you give up. There is no victory so sweet without a tough battle. Don’t give up now, you may be so close to success, just keep pushing and go an extra mile to build a great story to share to motivate others.
As we celebrate Bob Marley 39 years after his death, be inspired by his ideas and stand for the right and edifying. Even though he died at age 36, some 39 years ago, his legacy still lives on.