Let Yourself Be Seen

A song to share –

Let Yourself Be Seen

written last year and recorded between All Saints Church in Peckham and The Old Bowjie (pictured – Mum and Jon’s cottage in Cornwall)

Part of a collection of songs I’m gradually recording.
Over the last few years I’ve been involved, volunteering and participating, in three groups that inspired this song; The Samaritans, Wake Up London/ Plum Village and  the Quakers and Young Quakers (YFMG)

Also of NVC, which friends have brought to my attention since; Annica Bauer,Ethan Pollock)

All these groups have the thread of sharing; saying what’s ‘in your head’ or ‘in your heart’, a practice of being honest with yourself and others letting what’s inside be known outside in a way that can inspire understanding.

Like the song all the groups are also inspired by the poetry of nature; Wake Up (the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh), Samaritan’s (Christian stories) and the Quakers (Quaker writers across the years).

thanks too to Tim for the drums

 

Let Yourself Be Seen.

Let yourself be seen
like a flower in the garden
like a thank you or a pardon
these words are bringing bloom to what you mean
like the colours of the meadow
there’s wisdom in this world you know
just watch the way the woodland comes to green
and let yourself be seen

Let your spirit show
like the stars above the hillside bright
there is inside a loving light
within and continues there to glow
as it has forever constellations come together
to remind us that there’s nothing we don’t know
when we let our spirit show

Let your feelings free
as the clouds that are becoming do
allow the water running through
down into the rivers and the sea
and as our shared emotion from the air becomes an ocean
somewhere we can sit beside and breathe
when we let our feelings free

So let yourself be seen
like a flower in the garden
a thank you or a pardon
these words are bringing bloom to what you mean
like the colours of the meadow
there’s wisdom in this world you know
just watch the way the woodland comes to green
and let yourself be seen

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Alongside the recordings in my journal pages I have recently released an ep of songs ahead of an album that I plan to put out next year. You can visit here to stream and download.

 

Any donations will go to my recording and traveling fund – thank you.

Please don’t let money be a concern. Feel free to pass through the donation screen with my blessing if you would like to download any songs and have no means to donate at the moment.

 

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