“Guilt is a destructive and ultimately pointless emotion.”
– Lynn Crilly
My post is supposed to inspire the song that becomes the blog beats, but today’s post is inspired by the song. A few days ago, I thought of Andy Gibb out of left field – ok, I admit that he was one of my pre-teenybopper heartthrobs, but the thought was random, or maybe it was on my mind because I’ve been spinning old school on Beats Boulevard. Whatever the reason, I’m grateful. You see, I go through phases where I don’t listen to a lot of music – I was in one of those phases not too long ago, and KLBB brought music back to the fore. With music, I feel a sense of renewal, hope, joy, and lightness of being. #gratefulforthesmallthings.
Music can transport you to a place of fantasy and pleasure, both experienced and unknown.
I associate driving with music and inspired thoughts. You need to know that I’m the queen of replay – when I’m in the mood for a particular song, I listen to it ad nauseam on replay for what anyone else would consider to be a ridiculous amount of time. That’s a normal practice for me when I’m driving. Today, I let iTunes play my songs randomly, which I never do, and almost every second song was a Bee Gees song, and then, of course, a song played that I had to replay a thousand times – today’s blog beats. Synchronicity.
Blog Beats: Guilty by Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
Old school style, I’m dedicating this beat to all those couples in love, and a special shout out to my friend who has found a love that’s one in a million.
The Gibb family is a family of five siblings, like mine, and the brothers Gibb are no strangers to sibling rivalry. I can relate – I have four sisters, and we’ve had our fair share of fights. The song got me thinking about guilt, and trust me, there can be a lot of guilt when you grow up in such a large ethnic household! I’ve finally figured out that it’s such an unnecessary emotion.
Like I’ve said, we’re here for the experience, so guilt is a waste of time – it doesn’t make you feel better and it sucks your energy, so there’s no use in it. Instead of wasting your energy on this useless emotion, focus on the things that make you feel good, the things that make you laugh, the things that attract more positive things.
Feeling nostalgic about the Brothers Gibb, I did a bit of research and found a Rolling Stone interview with Barry Gibb – the last living Gibb brother. This passage made me laugh – it’s also a synchronous affirmation of today’s topic: there’s no room for guilt in life, instead, focus on laughter and love.
“When Barry Gibb first came into the world, he was the little brother. His sister Lesley was nearly two when Barry was born, on the Isle of Man, off the west coast of England, where his father was a bandleader and his mother took care of the kids. He almost didn’t make it out of childhood: At 18 months, he spilled a teapot and scalded himself so badly the doctors gave him 20 minutes to live. He spent three months in the hospital. Over the next few years, he also fell through a roof, shot himself in the eye with a BB gun and was hit by a car on two occasions. “I was,” he says, “just one of those kids that was always getting hit by a car.”
The Bee Gees were rounded out a few years later when the twins came along. Three-year-old Barry was unimpressed: Their cat had just given birth to six kittens – what was the big deal with two? Once, when Robin started crying, Barry begged his mother to take him back.”
Thank you brothers Gibb for sharing your divine gifts with the world. Your music is etched in history as soul stirring music that inspires us to feel. There is nothing greater than feeling. That’s what we’re here to do.
This post is a reminder of another key ingredient to manifest your desires. Pursue your passions, embrace your feelings, and don’t waste your energy on things that don’t matter to you. You are here to experience abundant joy. It is your divine birthright.
Live the life you love. You got nothing to be guilty of.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!