Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Kind Of Church Music - "You're So Vain", Carly Simon



"You had me several years ago when I was still quite naive
Well you said that we made such a pretty pair
and that you would never leave

But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee and....

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you....."

Looking for Love will never be found in a "special relationship". It is an illusion, barking up the wrong tree. Love is within you and you experience it when you share what you have that's positive with someone else. It isn't "out there" and can't be "given to you" but something realized within oneself.

Religion is about the search for bliss, the search for the transcendent reality, and for that we must turn inward not outward. How does Unitarian Universalism help us achieve our bliss?

Carly blames the other for being vain and thereby disappointed, cheated, betrayed. However, this disappointment, resentment, betrayal can only occur when we are looking for love in the wrong places. It is in having our heart broken that we realize that we were barking up the wrong tree and that Love is freely available if we turn inward and not allow ourselves to be seduced by temptations of an easy fix supplied by empty and impossible promises by an ego as delusional as ourselves.

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