Airlines have encouraged travelers to pack light and small so that they can carry their items with them on the plane. In 2017, we are going to see more airlines reducing the cost of flights by removing the free carry-on option. For many of us it will be a nerve-racking experience because we cannot possibly travel without our “things”.
Myself in particular? I need at least five hair products; not the smallest sizes, the big sizes. My shoes need a suitcase for themselves and don’t get me started on my make-up. My inability to pack light is partly an American thing but I am comfortable carrying baggage. That’s until it’s time to carry that heavy luggage down three steps, load the car, wait an hour to check my bags just to dig through my suitcase and find nothing to wear. “Why the heck did I packing all this stuff for anyways”, it’s what I ask myself.
But just for one second, imagine how it would be to get on a flight without the hassle of bags? Just the money in your pocket and the rest you figure out when you get there.
Sounds scary? But doable.
Then it dawned on me. Let’s forget about the items in my luggage and let’s talk about the items we luggage in our hearts. How amazing would you feel if you didn’t have any baggage stored in your heart?
The only thing standing between you and inner peace is all of your stuff. Your daddy issues, the pain you’ve been through, sickness, financial struggle, drugs, gossip, rumors, you name it. You don’t know why you need it but you can’t let it go?
Mahatma Gandi said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Buddha said, “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
Aristotle said,”The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.”
Today until forever I challenge you to travel through life with only what you can carry. Don’t treat your heart like your luggage by sitting on it while someone else zips it shut. Let your heart be comfortable with just enough room for life to happen.
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