Have any of you heard Sara Bareilles' song, Brave? My sister has been listening to the song nonstop since she heard about it a week or two ago. I love the meaning behind the song, and the lyrics are magical in the musical/poetic way.
Last semester in my creative non-fiction class, one of the pieces I worked on was a mesh of song lyrics, meanings to me personally, and personal stories from my life and how they all seem to meld together in my mind. My writing is inspired by the music I listen to a lot of times.
I think it's important to remember to be ourselves, be brave and let the words flow, whether they are on paper or in a group of friends, acquaintances, or even complete strangers. No one is going to know who we are if we are constantly hiding behind a mask. After all, they can't see inside your mind. They don't know who you really are on the inside if you don't show it on the outside.
Yesterday, I went to my ward at church here in Las Vegas for the first time, and one of the speakers talked about how no one knows who we are as well as God does. He knows us inside and out, even the parts of us we refuse to acknowledge in ourselves. He knows what we're good at, and what we're bad at. He knows us for who we truly are and he still loves us unconditionally. If we all knew everyone else the way He knows us, there's no way we couldn't love each and every one of our brothers and sisters down here on Earth.
So, be brave. Let the words flow. Be yourself. This world would be a much better place if we just let ourselves be known by all around us.
|Me on my 21st b-day. True happiness right there ^-^ |
When are we more ourselves, than when we are truly happy?!