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