“I Lived” – One Republic


I have a station on Rdio specifically for music that addresses anxiety.  This song by One Republic always stuck out from the crowd because it specifically touched self-ownership.

Hope when you take that jump you don’t fear the fall. Hope when the water rises you built a wall.

For me, these lyrics thump a resonating balance between my greatest moments and my greatest hardships. The water eventually rises on all of us and the only control we have is in reacting.

I hope that you fall in love and it hurts so bad. The only way you can know, you give it all you have.

We’re all going to get hurt, but don’t let the possibility of pain hold you back. Take the risk.

And I hope that you don’t suffer but take the pain.

It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to be frustrated. It’s okay to scream at all the passion and time you invested into failure, but at some point it’s time to let go.

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