Here I Am, A Rabbit Hearted Girl

I wish people were braver than they are. It seems to me that, these days, nobody stands up for who or what they love. They just hide it all away in the background and carry on doing what everyone else wants them to do.

Why do people do that?

I know I used to be one of the culprits for this kind of behaviour. Hell, sometimes I still am, but I like to think that I’m a lot braver and a lot stronger than I used to be. I won’t say it was easy making the change, because it wasn’t.

I was afraid of admitting the things I wanted more than anything because I was always thinking about everyone else. I’m one of those people that does that, puts everyone else before myself, but all that does is make you miserable. It took a lot of things to happen before I realised that living for everyone else and not myself is just not worth it.

Sure, I don’t want to hurt anyone… but unless you believe in karma then we all only have one life. And what’s the point in living if you don’t do what you love and you’re not sharing it with the people you love?

Because I don’t think there’s any point at all.

I think it means your life is empty and filled with nothingness. You need to be brave and say no to people who try to push you into things that you don’t want.

That’s why the title of this post is a line of lyrics from the wonderful Florence and the Machine’s Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up). Another verse illustrates exactly what these rabbit hearted people are supposed to do and why.

I must become the lion hearted girl
Ready for a fight
Before I make the final sacrifice

You’ve got to be brave and show a little courage. Fight for what you love and what you believe in before it’s too late and you have no time left.

Florence + The Machine–Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

Don’t be a rabbit hearted soul.

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5 thoughts on “Here I Am, A Rabbit Hearted Girl”

  1. Inspiring and so very true. This post hits very close to home for me. I need to be braver and stop the silliness. Like you, sometimes I am brave, but other times I fall short and make myself unhappy. Bravo for an excellent post.

  2. Excellent post, Rebecca, & oh so true. Major applause for your courage in writing this.

    I've found myself in these situations all too often–fearing to even speak lest I offend someone, helping others along even when I'm in need of some help, & rarely having the courage to say 'No'. It's amazing how intimidating those two little letters are to those like us who want to try to please everyone else, isn't it? Yet, in the end, by not following our own bliss, what have we really gained? Not much, if anything at all. As a matter of fact, I found that whilst desperately trying to please everyone else, I'd lost a very important person in my life–myself.

    It makes my heart smile to see that you're bravely trying to ensure you don't lose the beautiful important person you are.

  3. I think so many people do find themselves in these situations and I felt that because of that I had to write it. I'm so glad you all agree and it's so nice to find that you all understand what I'm getting at.

    If only more people had the courage to actually do things for themselves, though!

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