Take a moment and find yourself

Somehow, this song from Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe (episode: Mindful Education) struck a chord with me. Even without paying close attention to the lyrics, I was comforted by its melody and the way the vocalists expressed themselves. Knowing the lyrics made the song even more meaningful.

Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe, has stated that she wrote the song when she wanted a song that would calm her during a difficult time. I get that – it’s a song that I’ve been listening to over and over again because, to me, it’s about all the setbacks and problems I’ve faced, and also because it reminds me that I have people who are here for me, but that, ultimately, I’ve survived everything I’ve been through. ‘I’m here’ is not just reassurance from loved ones but also a self-affirming declaration.

Here Comes a Thought

Take a moment to think of just

Flexibility, love, and trust

Take a moment to think of just

Flexibility, love, and trust

Here comes a thought

That might alarm you

What someone said

And how it harmed you

Something you did

That failed to be charming

Things that you said are

Suddenly swarming

And, oh, you’re losing sight

You’re losing touch

All these little things seem to matter so much

That they confuse you

That I might lose you

Take a moment, remind yourself to

Take a moment and find yourself

Take a moment to ask yourself

If this is how we fall apart

But it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not

It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay

You’ve got nothing, got nothing, got nothing, got nothing to fear

I’m here, I’m here, I’m here

Here comes a thought

That might alarm me

What someone said

And how it harmed me

Something I did

That failed to be charming

Things that I said are

Suddenly swarming

And, oh, I’m losing sight

I’m losing touch

All these little things seem to matter so much

That they confuse me

That I might lose me

Take a moment, remind yourself to

Take a moment and find yourself

Take a moment to ask yourself

If this is how we fall apart

But it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not

It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay

I’ve got nothing, got nothing, got nothing, got nothing to fear

I’m here, I’m here, I’m here

And it was just a thought, just a thought, just a thought, just a thought, just a thought

It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay

We can watch, we can watch, we can watch, we can watch them go by

From here, from here, from here

Take a moment to think of just

Flexibility, love, and trust

Take a moment to think of just

Flexibility, love, and trust

Music & lyrics by Rebecca Sugar

For Steven Universe (A Cartoon Network animated series)

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