Friday, August 23, 2013

{ ACT } wanna see you be brave

Been listening a lot to Brave by Sara Bareilles these days. A biiit cheesy, but I'm in a season of life where that works just fine for me!

Everybody’s been there
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing

The lyrics also jive with something I've been learning in ACT, which is the power of words to keep us stuck, scared, hidden -- and sometimes cause more pain than our challenges themselves:

"Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do / When they settle ‘neath your skin / Kept on the inside and no sunlight / Sometimes a shadow wins..."

And perhaps one way out is to have all that, and still move forwards into a brave, valued life.

I wonder what would happen if you
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave...


  1. I always enjoy her videos... so fun and uplifting. Thanks for sharing! *

    1. yes, have you seen her video for "gonna get over you"? :-) so random but entertaining (and original for sure) !

    2. yess! that's actually the one I was thinking of :) *

  2. This is the first time I listened to this. I'm not sheltered I promise ^_^ I just don't listen to the radio much lately. Thank you for sharing! xx

    1. i only recently discovered this song too ! and if you're not already using it, pandora is a great way i often get introduced to new songs in the genres i already like :-)

  3. surprisingly, I love this song :)))
    thanks for uploading it !
    O, remembering those good days when you introduced me your songs in the car!