According to Wikipedia, "you are my sunshine" is the 3rd most sung song in America, following behind "Happy Birthday". But when I started singing this song to my 3 month old son, I realized just how much I disliked the lyrics. In fact, the lyrics are the opposite of what I have learned from yoga, Buddhism, and modern relationship research to be the foundations of happiness!
And so in today's episode, I'm breaking down the lyrics to "You are my sunshine". I share the relationship pitfalls that the song idolizes. Then, I give my re-write that better reflects what constructive relationships and attachment looks like.
I know we're getting deep on a children's tune, but the words we say impact our thinking, and I don't want to be repeating the lessons I see in that song. Check out the episode, and let me know what you think about the original song and my new lyrics. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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