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I’ve loved this song by India.Arie since the first time I heard it. She is definitely on my top 5 list of artists. I saw her in concert last summer and have been listening to her since about 2003. She is part of my pre-interview routine, and when I started my new job I was asked what song described me. I chose this one. I can relate more than just my hyperhidrosis to the lyrics.

I also appreciate the still photo in this video of India. I like the way her hands are posed, as if she’s holding her chin up no matter what happens, while her other palm is clearly visible and ready to support her.

Inside my head there lives a dream
That I wanna see in the sun
Behind my eyes, there is a me
That I’ve been hiding for much too long
‘Cause I’ve been too afraid to let it show
‘Cause I’m scared of the judgment
That may follow
Always puttin’ off my livin’ for tomorrow

It’s time to step out on faith
I gotta show my face
It’s been elusive for so long
Freedom is mine today

Gotta step out on faith
It’s time to show my face
Procrastination had me down
Look what I have found, I’ve found

Strength, courage and wisdom
It’s been inside of me all along
Strength, courage and wisdom
Inside of me

Behind my pride there lives a me
That knows humility
Inside my voice, there is a soul
And in my soul there is a voice

But I’ve been too afraid to make a choice
‘Cause I’m scared of the things
That I might be missin’
Runnin’ too fast to stop to listen

It’s time to step out on faith
I gotta show my face
It’s been elusive for so long
Freedom is mine today

Step out on faith
It’s time to show my face
Procrastination had me down
Look what I have found, I’ve found

Strength, courage and wisdom
It’s been inside of me all along
Strength, courage and wisdom
Inside of me

I close my eyes and I think
Of all the things that I wanna see
‘Cause I know now that I’ve opened up my heart
I know that anything I want can be

So let it be, so let it be
So let it be, so let it be
So let it be, so let it be
So let it be, so let it be

Strength, courage and wisdom
It’s been inside of me all along
Strength, courage and wisdom
It’s been inside of me all along

Now every day I pray for
Strength, courage and wisdom
Strength, courage and wisdom
Inside of me

I found it, I found it
I found it, I found it