Our emotions motivate us in whichever direction they display. That’s something to think about isn’t it? We all have emotional baggage we’ve picked up on over the years. Question is… Do we hang onto it or do we just LET IT GO???? I choose to do the latter. It’s not always easy but much less wearing. Carrying emotional baggage can cause people to age faster, loose their hair, turn their nails brittle, and even cause eating disorders, anxiety and worse. People who are positive and driven have vision. This type of mind frame allows us to think clearly and make wise, rational decisions. These are all benefits of losing emotional baggage. You’ve all heard it said, “Garbage In / Garbage Out” … This is a prime example of that.
Unforgiveness harbors negative emotions that lead to emotional baggage. That and hurt are the two biggest culprits. Forgiveness is freeing. William Ward once said, “Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the handcuffs of hate”. What a powerful quote. When we learn to forgive and let go of the negative emotional baggage that weighs us down, it actually is a gift to ourselves. We feel better, think better, behave better, and are ultimately more happy and fun to be around. When we forgive others we really are releasing the yuck that we carry, that heavy burden is lifted and life gets easier to handle.
Some people look humility as being weak, however I see it as a form of strength. Oftentimes we have to humble ourselves and break down that wall of pride in order to make things right. That is not an easy task for most. It takes someone pretty strong to be humble. Those who practice humility and grace attract good company. Those who are truly humble are truly blessed. Peace is found by letting go of emotional baggage, forgiving and staying humble.