I was the highest-paid street performer, probably, in the history of Chicago. I was making like $800 a day.
We can easily become loyal to our suffering … but it's not the end of the path.
The purpose of spiritual life is not to create some special state of mind. A state of mind is always temporary. The purpose is to work directly with the most primary elements of our body and our mind, to see the ways we get trapped by our fears, desires, and anger, to learn directly our capacity for freedom.
It was the vehicle that propelled me to international stardom. ("Harder They Come") I was known as a singer
songwriter before that, but people did not know me as an actor. It showed the world where the music I contributed to create was coming from. It opened the gates for Jamaican music, internationally.