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If you were headed on a vacation to a place that has been on your wishlist for as long as you can remember what do you imagine taking with you?
Would it be your best clothes?
Your manicured self?
Your new shoes?
Your fancy camera?
Who would you take with you?
Why did you choose that person?
Will you travel light?
...or pay for extra baggage?
Now, think about your life journey...
What direction are you headed in?
What are you taking with you?
Who are you taking with you?
Who are you not taking with you?
The journey towards growth should not be any different than planning for a getaway. Both require your commitment, personal investment, and involves making some choices to create outcomes. Like any journey, it involves checking in your baggage so that you may be comfortable.
Mental baggage serves no purpose but to weigh us down and slow us down. We collect and store because at an unconscious level it is serving a purpose. Since we have been carrying it for so long, we become accustomed to the weight. Like our closets and storage places, we need to do a little mental clean-up from time to time. Discard all those bags filled with old hurts, grudges, jealousies, and fears. It is not easy to do, but it is a decision worth making. Let go, be free.