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.

8 thoughts on “Find Peace by Letting Go of Emotional Baggage, Forgiving and Staying Humble”

  1. Letting go of emotional baggage is not always easy but if we are aware what it is then we can certainly find tools to help us. Having years of experience in this field it is refreshing to see a post that is inspiring and reminding people to stay humble. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Helen,
    Yes, It’s not always easy staying humble but it definitely pays off many times over in the long run. It can be hard to rid emotional baggage because at the least expected time it oftentimes shows up and blindsides us. Being aware of this happening though helps us cope with it more easily and accurately so it does become less of an ongoing issue. Humility goes a long way in overcoming it for certain. Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. I really enjoyed reading your post and I agree, a positive outlook helps. Although it’s sometimes easier to get caught up in the negative emotions associated with some of our baggage, the damage it does isn’t worth it.

    1. Sharon,
      Thanks for coming to visit Celebrate Charisma! and Welcome 🙂 You are so right about it not always being easy but as you said being negative and the pain it causes is not worth the price. Have a blessed day and I hope to see you back soon.

  4. Powerful insight! Forgiveness is genuinely a powerful emotion and behavior and definitely enables clarity.

    It’s taken me a few years to get to that level you describe here, but that mindset is an awesome space.

    Thank you for sharing this!


    1. Fred,
      Thanks so much for the visit today! I don’t think anyone ever gets to this place and stays. (after all… we are all human) It is something however to strive to stay humble and remember that we have all been in a place where we have had to be forgiven ourselves and how good it felt not to have the person we hurt hold that hurt against us. Aside of that…. Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. 🙂
      Much Love and Many Blessings!

  5. It took me years to learn to let go of baggage. Sometimes it still rears it’s ugly head, but now I recognize it and can let it go easier. I love Celebrate Charisma and have bookmarked it for the future.
    I look forward to future posts.

    1. Linda,
      Thank you so much for visiting. I’m so glad you found value in my post. It took me a long time to let go of emotional baggage as well. Truth be told it never really goes away for good. Something will inevitably trigger it to surface. It’s how we react to it that determines who wins. I’m happy to hear it’s getting easier. You know when we hang onto the pain, whether it be Unforgiveness or just fear… we are hurting no one but ourselves. This was a hard lesson for me to learn. Sometimes we unintentionally cling to the familiar, even though we want to let it go, it’s difficult. Life is most certainly a journey… The older I get the more I realize how short it really is and how important it is to squeeze every moment of good out of it. Thank you for bookmarking the blog and I look forward to keeping in touch. Have a blessed week.

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