How Far I'll Go

Sometimes I listen to Disney song playlists in my car while I'm driving. I sing along dramatically whenever possible. There is something freeing and uplifting in doing so, plus I'm mostly on the interstate so it's my own private concert. I have been unable to get the song "How Far I'll Go" from Moana out of my head the last several days. The funny thing is I didn't even know it that well, but started waking up with the tune of the chorus in my head and it wouldn't leave, so I listened to it more and got to know it. I think it's really appropriate for life right now. She is singing about following her deeper calling, the calling that seems wrong or inconvenient or incongruent with what she's been taught or told her role is. It's her leap of faith song, the place and time she chooses to abandon what she's been taught and follow what she knows, even though she has no idea how far she'll go or where it will take her. Plus it has an uplifting and inspiring chorus (in my opinion). Since it keeps being with me, I've been reflecting on harnessing or honoring the energy of this song in my own life right now. Feeling that inspired excitement and total surrender at doing the next, new, right thing. Crossing the line before the fear steps in and stops me. Sometimes we just need to listen to the call, get on the journey, leave something that is "comfortable" (but not really) and take a risk on ourselves and our destiny. Because, "...If I go, there's just no telling how far I'll go.." If you don't know the song, or the movie, and feel like an uplifting Disney anthem, I've posted the video and lyrics below. Keep listening to your inner calling! -Martha

I've been staring at the edge of the water 'Long as I can remember Never really knowing why I wish I could be the perfect daughter But I come back to the water No matter how hard I try Every turn I take Every trail I track Every path I make Every road leads back To the place I know where I cannot go Where I long to be See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me And no one knows How far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I'll know If I go, there's just no telling how far I'll go I know everybody on this island Seems so happy on this island Everything is by design I know everybody on this island Has a role on this island So maybe I can roll with mine I can lead with pride I can make us strong I'll be satisfied if I play along But the voice inside sings a different song What is wrong with me? See the light as it shines on the sea? It's blinding But no one knows How deep it goes And it seems like it's calling out to me So come find me And let me know What's beyond that line? Will I cross that line? And the line where the sky meets the sea It calls me And no one knows How far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I'll know How far I'll go

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