Friday 12 May 2023

Marriage will Change You (Part Five): Baggage.

We each have baggage in our life. These we accumulate as part of our passage through life. They define who we are as persons, and the way we relate. Like I like to say, “I am who I am because of all I have been through.” Each of us is who we are because of all we have been through. Our baggage define the way we behave and relate in different circumstances and situations of life.
Yes, we all have our own baggage that needs to be dealt with at some point in our lives. However, it is our baggage that makes us who we are today. That being said, be careful not to toss out everything as you are awesome just as you are. (Katie Mastin)
Obviously, not all our baggage are palatable, nor are they all bad. That in no way reduces their effect on us. None of us truly sees clearly. We all tend to see and interpret things through the prism of our baggage (experiences). This, however, is no excuse to live life below par. We are human beings. We are not animals.
Each of us views life through a different lens. What we think is colored by the baggage we carry, and what we think is what we live. (Laurie Buchanan, PhD)
We do not make decisions merely, or only, by instinct. We can think. We can imagine a better world. We can change. We can make changes. We are not prisoners to our baggage. Our place is to use them for our good, and not allow them use us. Our place is to use them in achieving our predetermined goals, dreams and vision. We are not helpless. We can make a difference. The onus is on us. That is what we call having character.
Just because you have baggage doesn't mean you have to lug it around. (Richie Norton) 
So, no matter what your baggage might be, always remember it is not hopeless. Rather, you have been entrusted with a great responsibility. The more the pain it brought, the higher you can go. You need to allow yourself heal. For, until you heal you are no good to yourself and those around you. For until you heal the pain is above you and will tend to control you. There is no use wishing it away, no matter what it is. You have to address it. You have to let it heal. You need to gain mastery over it.
Everyone has baggage, maybe we should help each other carry it. (Rob Liano) 
You can't fly if your wings are holding the baggage of yesterday. Let go. Fly. (Steve Maraboli)
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