You are beautiful. Song of radical acceptance.

I posted this video the first time in 2008. I just thought of the song today and watched the video again. It’s really a beautiful video challenging one to accept themselves just as they are. I don’t generally listen to the world of pop music that Christina Aguilera participates in, so if that describes you as well, don’t let whatever bias you’ve formed stop you from listening to this and viewing the video. I find this to be a beautiful piece of artwork and a movement from the soul. I am grateful to have watched it again today.

Lyrics:

Don’t look at me

Every day is so wonderful
And suddenly, i saw debris
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the pain, I’m so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring me down
So don’t you bring me down today

To all your friends, you’re delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The piece is gone left the puzzle undone
That’s the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring you down
Don’t you bring me down today…

No matter what we do
(no matter what we do)
No matter what they say
(no matter what they say)
When the sun is shining through
Then the clouds won’t stay

And everywhere we go
(everywhere we go)
The sun won’t always shine
(sun won’t always shine)
But tomorrow will find a way
All the other times

’cause we are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won’t bring us down, oh no
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring us down
Don’t you bring me down today

Don’t you bring me down today
Don’t you bring me down today

Christina Aguilera

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