Bek’s Page.

How to best use this page:

Bek’s Page is designed to be an ‘Active Listening’ page.

Musical art is selected for this page expecting that it will have positive influence on you in some way.

You can prepare yourself practically by minimising distraction – perhaps using a set  of headphones and allowing the song to play several times.  Lean into the song, becoming immersed as you ponder your interpretation of the lyrics, noticing the moments that touch you.

Bek’s comment.

Courage

Courage is bravery in the face of adversity.
What a word! Doesn’t it just make you stand up on the inside when you hear that?

A situation seems near impossible, but if you find courage, with adult feet firmly planted and a child like faith, you jump, and it feels as though you can fly, like you can breathe under water. You are free from fear.

We all need courage.
Who and what gives you courage?

Surround yourself with books, art, music and people who encourage you, who believe in you, speak the best of you. People who tell the truth to your face even if it hurts, because those are the ones you can trust when they tell you to leap! Those are the ones who inject you with courage.

This song reminds me of the feeling you get when you find courage.
The song may not be directly about courage but I must say, it is evident that somewhere along her way ‘Emeli Sandé’ has found courage.
And to me, the feeling of  what its like when you grit your teeth, go for it and you begin to soar, doing what couldn’t be done –  ‘breathing underwater’ .

“Something like flying, hard to describe it. My God I’m breathing under water”

Listen to the song a couple of times and see what you think.

Bek Gould

Happy listening,
Bek Gould

Lyrics.

Breathing under Water  
Emeli Sandé
I believe in miracles
Cause it’s a miracle I’m here
Guess you could call me spiritual
Cause physical is fear
And it’s safe to say the storms gone away
And I’m dancing on the morning after
Yes I’d love to stay, but my home is the other way
And I miss the love and laughter
Something like flying
Hard to describe it
My God, I’m breathing underwater
Something like freedom, freedom
My God, I’m breathing underwater
Every moon and every star
Knows who you are, you know
So ever if gets too dark
You never are alone
And it’s safe to say we surrendered a day
To pay back all the love you borrowed
And hope that I had survived yesterday
And today is jealous of tomorrow
Something like flying
Hard to describe it
My God, I’m breathing underwater
Something like freedom, freedom
My God, I’m breathing under water