Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care
What they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway.
When people were expecting some fairytale-ish ending kiss from true love, it surprised us with a much better and sensible ending.
I am also one of the millions who were mesmerized with that Disney movie and that verse above is my favorite part of the song “Let it Go” and the reason why I’ve loved the movie.
But have it ever occurred to you why this has been a hit?
Maybe because most of us has that “hidden self” that we would like to show to the world but we are just so scared, just like Elsa.
We want to liberate ourselves from those restrictions that the world build around us and sometimes, limitations that we also build ourselves – self inflicting limits. Some were considered social norms that has been accepted ever since and we are in no position to bend any of those so-called rules.
The song Let it go connotes empowerment, freedom and most importantly being loved despite our imperfections.
In one of my favorite books, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, he has described us as wounded and scarred individuals. We are like leper wherein, we would try so hard to hide those wounds to those around us that is why we are creating a facade to conceal that “true part” of ourselves. Those that are unflattering, weird, unacceptable and those part of ourselves that we really hate.
Just being our self is the biggest fear of humans.
But nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves.
We have that part that we thought others couldn’t accept because we ourselves can not accept too.
When Elsa’s unusual power was known to the world, she chose to be free but alone. She’d rather live by herself in a far away place than be with people who won’t accept her and judge her as a sorcerer.
Never did she know that all she has to do was to love and accept that part of her so she can control her powers.
The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self rejection,and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal.”
“Only the act of true love can thaw a frozen heart.”
Sometimes we only need one person to accept and love us for who are. To accept that we aren’t perfect and we are flawed individual. And sometimes, that one person is just ourselves.
Sometimes, all we need is to just let it go.