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You know when a song can have the power to knock the breath out of you at the right time?

I have always found solace in music, since angsty teenager to deeply feeling woman.

Art has a way of digging into the core of the heart, to that place that not so secretly wants someone to hear and gently mend the silent screams.

It feels like sweet relief when someone else gives us the words that were so hard to find.

Today, I bow to those who help us find the words.

This song knocked me over, brought tears to my eyes, and made me think of the importance of finding that voice, whether angry, off-key, “crazy,” whatever does not fit into the cookie cutter.

We each have our own language, the dialect of the individual soul. Perhaps it’s time that we are all brave enough to let it out, even if a whisper at first. If we don’t, who will?

Because your song, my song, might hit the person who needs it most, just like Sia did for me today.

This post inspired by “Bird Set Free” by Sia:

You can find more songs about expressing the true self in my Throat Chakra playlist. It’s kind of like a “mixtape” from my heart to yours.