Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Let It Go October 29, 2014

Apparently I live under a rock. At least that’s how I felt for a moment today as I heard a song I later learned has taken the world by storm. It’s not surprising to me at all that the song has become as popular as it has, with its positive message set to powerful chords. Throw that lyrical magic into a Disney movie for the kiddos, and you’re golden.

“It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small and the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all,” sings Idina Menzel in Disney’s “Frozen.” The message certainly must have different meanings to different people, as any well-written song does, but to me the idea of letting it go is the standout life lesson. Moving on. From the ground up, it isn’t always easy to do. Grass is grass

It wasn’t easy for me to let go of my birth mom and brothers after I lost them that fateful day all those years ago. Loss. It wasn’t easy for me to get over being returned to the humane society (twice). Rejection. It wasn’t easy for me to trust the hands of people again after the man with the leather belt. Pain.

These could all be some pretty significant emotional eyesores if I let them be. That’s the thing about negativity. It’s pretty powerful stuff. I know I talk a lot about the contagion of joy, but I feel like negative energy somehow manages to multiply with even more ferocity than the positive. I think it might be because the roadblocks we encounter in our daily lives can make it easier to complain about not moving ahead than to focus on how to actually do it.

To do it, you need to make a whole other decision. And it’s not always easy. You need to put aside the negativity for a fresh look on life. You need to move on. You need to let it go. Just like the (ridiculously popular albeit new-to-me) song says to do. Take it from me, letting go is the best decision I’ve ever made.

 

5 Responses to “Let It Go”

  1. So wise, buddy. Letting it go is a great way to handle SO MANY situations. Or as Taylor Swift says – Shake it Off. #cando

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  2. Lyn Says:

    It truly is the best way, Wiles. Whatever it is, if you don’t let it go, it has power over you and that can cause pain over and over again.

  3. I love this song, and whenever I feel low I am tempted to put it on to remind myself I need to Let it Go so I can move on!!

  4. a wise man (it probably was a dog) once said, you have to break down a wall first, before you can build a bridge. And that’s sometimes not easy, I so agree Wiley…

  5. utesmile Says:

    Definitely … let it go! ♥


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