I recently had the pleasure of meeting a dear friend for lunch. While driving to the restaurant to meet her I had the radio on and the first song that came on the radio was Hold On sung by Wilson Phillips. I rarely have the car radio on and I felt compelled to listen to the lyrics. I have heard this tune played dozens of times but in that moment I was truly present. It is a peppy simple song. The words are so profound that perhaps I hadn’t given it much attention before now. The synchronicity of hearing that song at that time was that my friend whom I was meeting at that moment had just undergone some very significant positive changes in her personal life. The lyrics were so apropos I was elated by the messages the song was imparting. Here are some of the lyrics that I’d like to share:
I know this pain
Why do lock yourself up in these chains?
No one can change your life except for you
Don't ever let anyone step all over you
Just open your heart and your mind
Is it really fair to feel this way inside?
No one can make the needed changes for your life. You hold the ability and the inner power to decide what is best for you. You are the only one to determinate what you feel is right and in your best interest. Open yourself up by listening to your inner voice to live your version of your life. Create your own plan not someone else’s.
You could sustain
Or are you comfortable with the pain?
You've got no one to blame for your unhappiness
You got yourself into your own mess
Lettin' your worries pass you by
Don't you think it's worth your time
To change your mind?
Ask yourself these questions and listen to what comes up for you:
What are you putting up with?
What is holding you back from moving forward with what results you wish to achieve?
How uncomfortable are you willing to be before you initiate a change?
Who is responsible for your happiness?
When are you ready to move out of the pain?
Just like the chorus of Hold On that repeats over and over again:
Don't you know things can change
Things'll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on one more day? By the way one week later, while driving I put the radio on and guess what song I heard? I suppose the universe wanted me to hear this valuable message again. I immensely enjoyed this coincidence.