Have you seen a balloon? How it floats up above you, light and carefree. You need to hold it and pull it down, if you want it to be at the same level as you.
Life, circumstances and people are much the same as this as well, the people who stand head and shoulders above some are most often the ones who are the targets to be pulled down. People who are happier, more successful and more confident are often targeted by people who crave for what they think the others may have, and what they lack.
So why is it that some people float light as a balloon while others cannot? What is it that let’s some people be carefree and light and what it is that weighs other people down?
It is baggage. Emotional Baggage.
What is Emotional Baggage? It is an amalgamation of the feelings you may have about your past and the not so nice things that may have happened to you then, which often causes a negative effect on your behaviour and attitudes.
Each one of us who has reached a certain stage of life has managed to make mistakes and gather regrets, insecurities, anger, resentment and the likes, contributing to our own emotional baggage.
The trick however is to periodically unpack. To discard feelings, thoughts and emotions which are either serving no purpose or those which are harming you instead of helping you. For if you want to move forward you cannot do so while something is holding you back.
The unpacking has to done regularly, and only by you. As only you are the one who has gathered and packed the baggage over the years.
As you move along in life you meet new people and face new experiences. How fair is it to to those people and circumstances if you judging them with old experiences?
It is very unfair, and unfair only to you.
So unpack your emotional baggage and float free like a balloon. Because your emotional baggage only weighs you down.
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