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Music Mondays: Chantal Kreviazuk Expresses the Power in Freeing Yourself

Can I be real with you for a moment?

I have struggled with the weight of insecurity my entire life………until now.

 So often it can become very easy to get caught up in the perceptions that others have of us or what is deemed to be ‘the norm’ by society.  We entangle ourselves in a web of insecurities and uncertainties that seem almost impossible to get out of.  Our body structure and appearance, our facial features, even our personalities and way of thinking—we try to either hide or alter the things about ourselves for the sole purpose of trying to fit in.  The problem with this is that in the process, we lose “us”—the very essence of who we truly are.

This was something that I did for a very long time.  I let everyone and everything around me shape my self-beliefs of what I could and could not do; who I could and could not be.  With every wave of change of the world’s ideas, I would wrestle with myself to adjust, completely disregarding my own weaknesses and strengths; talents and interests.  Not only was it always a very difficult process, it was also very stressful.


It wasn’t until a few years ago that I had an “Ah-Ha” moment, and released myself from all of the stigmas, perceptions, and expectations that had been placed on me in so many different ways for so many years.   It was a long and bumpy but well-worth it journey to the destination of physical, mental, and emotional freedom.



FREEDOM {def}:

The condition of being free of restraints

Exemption from an unpleasant or onerous condition

The capacity to exercise choice; free will

Frankness or boldness

A right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference

SOURCE:  freedictionary.com


Believe me when I tell you:  there is great power and joy that lies in freedom.  

Award-winning singer Chantal Kreviazuk gives a glimpse of this joy and power in her song, “Weight of the World.”  The catchy chorus and upbeat melodic tempo will stay in your mind on replay, while the words speak of lessons learned and declarations of letting go of all of the false self-beliefs to emerge out of the darkness and shine.   The fan-made video is also a great accompaniment for the song too: although a few of the photos are ones I would not have personally selected 🙂  overall it is an inspiring video that fits the message of the song perfectly.


If you ever encounter a time when you are dealing with the pressures of being yourself verses what others believe you should be, remember this:


Never live your life by someone else’s standard–live your life by your own standard.


~Don’t be afraid to spread your wings and fly! .


Enjoy today’s Music Monday’s selection, Chantal Kreviazuk’s “Weight of the World.”


Have a song that would be perfect for Music Mondays? Share below or tell me about it at: melisasource@yahoo.com.


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I loved the song selection this week, Makeba! Great choice! I’ve never heard it until just now, but it’s totally fitting for this post. I too, have been one that used to be weighted down with what other’s thought and expected of me. And like you shared with us, the freedom of letting go of it all is incredibly liberating! I used to regret it ever happening in the first place, but what I’ve learned to be true is that they prepared me for this time in my life right now. As I have set out on this journey, I… Read more »

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Deeone

Greetings: You’re most welcome! 🙂 I really love this song too–It is one that is in my “mental playlist” every morning! 😀 You are absolutely right–I don’t regret the feelings that I struggled with in the past because every feeling, every experience and insecurity all helped to mold me into the person that I am today–and for that, I am extremely grateful like you are! Look at it this way: it did not break us my friend–it only helped us to develop an incredible strength that no one or nothing can ever take away. What a great feeling indeed! ~Thank… Read more »


I don’t think I’ve ever tried to fit in. I’m the type of person that does the opposite of what people tell me I’m suppose to be. I do have things I would change about myself, but it would be for myself. I love the “live by your own standard”. You can never please everyone all of the time and more than half of those naysayers can’t live up to their own terms anyway.

Makeba Giles
Reply to  RetroFlirt

Greetings: I had my brief moments of trying to fit in during my teenage years, but it never lasted for long! 😀 I would always put my own little “spin” on things that was uniquely me. My problem was the struggle of dealing with the constant voices from others telling me that “my standard” was wrong because it was not theirs. I would feel bad about ‘letting everyone down’. It took me awhile to break free from those feelings. what you said is so true-you will never make everyone happy–the only person’s happiness that matters is you! ~Thank you so… Read more »


You have an amazing blog. I am following via FNFW blog hop. Following you on Twitter.

Patricia aka Mamaw

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Patricia

Greetings: Thank you so much — following you back! I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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