Travel is my catalyst…
When I go on a trip, I really like to pack light. I can’t stand having to trudge up some hill, flip-flopping my way with just too much baggage in tow. I’m a little person, so I really don’t need to be taking along a lot of things with me.
When I am walking around with my bags, I am always reminded of how much baggage I carry around with me on a day to day basis. Now, I’m not talking about my physical load of garments, toiletries and souvenirs. I’m more referring to my personal belongings – the attachment I have to pain, resentment, anger or unfulfilled longings.
Is it absolutely necessary for me to journey through life with burdensome packages of negative energy, collected from misconstrued experiences or ill-fortuned relationships? When I meet a new friend or visit a different place or have a fresh experience, should I really drag in all the old stuff with me?
Now, I don’t go along empty handed. I sincerely cherish my valuable past experiences like little shiny souvenirs. I think these are important to remind me of the important lessons I’ve learned along my way. However, those memories and reminders that no longer serve my present nor my future must be sorted out and discarded with yesterday’s spoiled trash.
Shall we make room and find space in our hearts for the good that awaits us on our path? I suggest to carry around a good helping of love and goodwill. This we could give away most freely. Such an act of positive generosity is sure to fuel us with the energy needed to keep going in the right direction.
Safe travels, my friends.