Base player in the rock band Motley Crue, and now in his own band Sixx: A.M., Nikki Sixx recently spoke to the New York Post about what he holds most important to him in his life. And spirituality topped the list.
“Naturally the way it works is: Spirituality, so if I’m centered spiritually and really in tune with more than myself – a higher power so to speak. Then my sobriety: I can’ stay sober if I don’t have some kind of spirituality. Then after that comes relationships, etc. But really those top three are the most important,” he said in the article.
Sixx also spoke about writing, explaining that he journals as a way to stay centered. “For me, writing is a way to vent and work stuff out,” he said. “I’ve always believed that journal writing and diary writing is important to being centered as a person. I still write a journal. I’ve got to work it out on paper sometimes before I work it out in my mind. I work it out, and I’m always solving problems.”
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