Loud Vulnerability

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I usually post these on my Music page, but this time I am breaking from convention, away from my usual monthly WordPress process.  This go round, I am sharing what it is like to be a courageous communicator with someone you love dearly.  Over the last 10-15 years of my life I have been approached by many friends and acquaintances about HOW to love more, to love deeper, and to love more freely.  In all the instances, with their successes and struggles, their fears and joys, I seem to offer the same advice:  Whatever you feel, whatever you think, whatever you do…do it as if you were in front of your lover all the time.  In other words, if you say, or do something that you know your lover/spouse wouldn’t encourage, then there is a problem.  And hence, the two of you (or more than two) must address this “fear” or “silence” as quickly as possible because you have stumbled upon a ticking time-bomb.

I also share this music because it takes me home.  One can often find me on weekends or holidays dancing at these kinds of places.  When I am lost in this type of place and this type of music….I am gone.  Nothing short of a nuclear blast will disconnect me.

This is Armin van Buuren‘s I’ll Listen featuring Ana Criedo.  Watch the video, listen to the music, and follow the lyrics below.  It is all well worth it.

I won’t ask you why
No I won’t play devil’s advocate
Don’t wanna try and fix it
And make it about me
When you’re lost and all alone in your pain
And nothing seems to make sense; all in vain
You find in here a safe space to cry
And I’ll just meet you there
The other ??world we’ll hide??

And you can share your heart
Show yourself
I’ll listen
And you can say it all
Reveal yourself
I’ll listen

I’ll listen, I will listen
I’ll listen, I’ll listen

And you can share your heart
Show yourself
When you need it
Just believe it
I’ll listen
And you can say it all
Reveal yourself
When you feel it
Just believe it
I’ll listen

I’ll listen, I will listen
I’ll listen, I’ll listen

And you can share your heart
Show yourself
I’ll listen
And you can say it all
Reveal yourself
I’ll listen

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