What we keep we have to carry
Each can weigh us down or give us strength to journey
We learn from past experiences. These are useful memories, either to improve our lives or the lives of others.
Remembering bad past events, hold us back. They stop us from moving on, from being who we can be. These aren’t always easy to let go. They can develop negative emotions. Memories make us, but they can break us. It may be time to forget some.
Some of the things we have, our possession, are useful. They enable us to reach out potential. The tools we have and need. The tools that make time, not devour it.
But there is stuff that clings to us. Useless stuff. Stuff that keeps our money tied up, money that keeps our stuff tied up. Stuff that we think we may need someday. Stuff that is unimportant. Stuff that means we can’t do things.
Fear, hate, anger: the negative emotions that don’t help us or help others. I feel vindicated at times when these feelings take control. But vindication doesn’t lead to victory. There is righteous anger, but it needs to drive us to improve the lives of others, if it just destroys then it is of no use.
How much brighter a stream, birdsong, a child’s laughter, when we are happy, when we feel positive. Unclench your fists. Relax your shoulders. Exhale and breath out the stress and worry and concern. As you carry less, the further you will go. A lighter load, the more you can overcome.
I don’t want to be weighed down. I want to reach my creative potential. I need to let go. I need to move on from some memories. Get rid of some possessions. Let go of some emotions. The journey is ahead, and I don’t need everything I am trying to carry.