What's behind those frequent flooded eyes? 
Your tired soul, it breathes desire, but you can't get past your own mind.

       I think we all know someone that wants pure happiness so terribly, but can't quite seem to get it. It might be that they struggle with depression and anxiety. They may be thrown around like a rag doll in their own head from insecurities. And maybe they just don't care enough to put in the effort to work toward happiness because are comfortable living how they have for years, deceived by familiarity. Sometimes it's a combination of all of these things and more. Not everyone has experienced or knows how to live free and that truly breaks my heart. On the same token, it doesn't make it easy for those of us that want so badly for everyone to feel love and happiness, especially those that are close to us.

If only you would see how valuable you are.
If only you'd agree that a life of joy is worth every struggle.
If you reject my love, you call all of these words forgery, false, counterfeit.
If you don't accept my help, I don't know who to be and how to help you.

       I am not at all making light of depression, anxiety, insecurity, or years of living in a false reality. Those are very real things and the cure is not a night and day fix, I realize that. Nor am I saying that I live free of struggle. I definitely need a good kick in the pants every so often. This song is from the perspective of someone who may not know how to relate or may not completely understand the gravity of what someone is going through, but sees potential, resources, and a way out.

       Your struggles are part of your story. We wouldn't learn anything if there was nothing to work through. It is a-ok that you are in the situation you are in, but it's time to start really living. Get help. Or at least talk to someone about where to start. Help us help you. It's an uphill battle, but you are not fighting alone.

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

Live from this second forward. I believe in you.  

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