Love, Devotion, Feelings, Emotions
Don’t be afraid to be weak
Don’t be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
It will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence
If you want then to start to laugh
If you must then start to cry
Be yourself, don’t hide
Just believe in destiny
Don’t care what people think
Just follow your own way
Don’t give up and use the chance
To return to innocence…
Enigma – Return to innocence
I dug out some of my old CD’s this week. I forgot about this song. Now it kind of makes more sense than it did when it first arrived on the scene back in the nineties.
I was so moved by the words. So simple but so true! This is the truth. If there is one thing I want to instill in my child, it is to never ever ever care about what other people think of you. I wasted so much of my life worrying about other people and what they thought of me. So much time. I was too scared to speak my mind so many times. There is a way to speak your mind that is not disrespectful, but the only way to stand firmly on your own two feet. I went about it in the wrong way. I would have probably not even been in those situations, if only I believed in myself.
You can always return to innocence. You have never been too damaged, too unworthy, too ugly, to renew yourself. I found a way back. From rape, from embarrassment, from great disappointment, from failure, from abuse. I found my way back.