Sometimes you come across a song and the lyrics just cut so deep. Silent tears flow.
My biggest fear: Will they still love me, when I am me?
This reminds me of a quote by Rumi. "Your task is not to seek love. But to find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
"This is me" by Keala Settle from The Greatest Showman Movie. You can hear the emotion in her voice.
Have a listen...
I am not a stranger to the dark
"Hide away", they say
"Cause we don't want your broken parts"
I've learned to be ashamed of all my scars
"Run away", they say
"No one'll love you as you are"
But I won't let them break me down to dust
I know that there's a place for us
For we are glorious
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be, this is me
Look out 'cause here I come
And I'm marching on to the beat I drum
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me