Friday, September 21, 2012
Kayleigh is back! As I mentioned last time, we recently passed One Million page views at YouTubeStars, and it is in large part thanks to our excellent guest bloggers. So here's a big Thanks to our great guest bloggers; Kayleigh, Emma, Danni, Christina, Ashlee, Anna, Samantha and all the other wonderful people who have written here over the last 6 years!
Guest Blogger, Kayleigh Levitt is back with this excellent blog post and it lives up to the kind of insight into the human condition that we have come to expect from Kayleigh! Kayleigh is a creative young lady with a real talent for writing. You can find all her guest blog posts here. We're happy to present the fifth Guest Blog post from this talented young lady who can sometimes be found in a tree singing and playing guitar! This post reviews one music video from the groovy swingin' psychedelic 60s; a song played by the Velvet Underground and sung by Nico. Kayleigh uses the lyrics of the song to dive into a discussion of subjective versus objective thoughts and how a meaningful dialogue with another person creates a transforming connection. Carefully read this post and give it some thought; its heavy, man!
I’ll Be Your Mirror by the Velvet Underground enchanted me recently. I love this song because I think the lyrics speak to what it is like to experience another person, fully.
“I’ll be your mirror/ Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know/I’ll be the wind, the rain and the sunset/The light on your door to show that you’re home”
A mirror reflects only what is there, but we perceive it through our beliefs of what is there. Say for example, I believed I wasn’t worthy of love. When I look in the mirror then, what I would see would be qualities I find unworthy. The mirror is objective. My eyes are not.
But I think there is no objective reality, ever.
To me, we all live in our own worlds. There are 7 billion little worlds walking around on this earth, experiencing something completely different than everyone around them. I think when we talk to each other; most of the time we are actually two people having a monologue.
A personality is a story. A personality is an expression of our beliefs about who we are and why we are that way. It is our story. Stories are not people. Those stories do not make a person who they are. True connections have nothing to do with liking someone’s personality. It has everything to do with realizing people are made of this soulstuffstardust that has no personality, only essence of Love. This song talks about two people who See each other’s essence.
A dialogue is rare. It is what I live for. I think it is what we all live for. In my experience, I see someone else and I experience myself through our interaction, our relationship. New parts of me may arise. For example, I might meet an intellectual person who is highly opinionated. They share their story. Then it’s my turn to speak. I search within myself for something to say and might discover something I didn’t know I felt.
Connection is alchemy. When I fully connect with people, I feel transformed. They forever imprint my heart. The next person I connect with gets a little piece of every person who imprinted my heart previously, and I experience every person who imprinted theirs.
This song is about two people who can just reflect the Light they see in each other. It is about Seeing each other without judgment. It is about showing this other person the Love within them, because they might not be able to see it at the time, because their beliefs might be blocking them.
Let us give the gift of looking beyond personality, and seeing the person.
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