Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B for baggage



All of us have used some kind of a bag to hold and carry our belongings at some point in time. Whenever we travel from one place to another, we carry one or multiple bags of various kinds such that all that we need is accommodated in a manner convenient for us to handle it. In case of air travel, there are restrictions on the type and weight of the luggage allowed per passenger and even on the contents allowed to be in the baggage. For an additional fee, a passenger can take along extra baggage but even that has limitation.

If we consider life to be a journey, what about the baggage we would like to take along? While we should be carrying our hopes and dreams, we should pause a while before carrying along worrisome thoughts and fears. We should not burden ourselves with misgivings and grudges. Instead we should just take the lessons learnt from each experience along with us.  While some memories are harder to leave behind,  most of the time it is no use lugging around memories that pull us down with grief and sorrow. In fact some of the thoughts in our minds fall under the prohibited luggage category, toxins of all kind are banned on flights, similarly negative feelings have no place in our lives. It is only natural for negativity to creep into our lives but like a smart traveller we should take care to check what we carry in  our hearts during the journey of our lives and weed out unnecessary thoughts. Of course, this is easier said than done, but a little conscious effort will go a long way in making our journeys meaningful. Traveling light is the smart way to travel and enjoy the beautiful journey of life.



This post is shared with April A-Z blogging challenge and today's alphabet is B.
Picture is  from Google images

16 comments:

  1. Reshma,it was so fulfilling to read this post. It is very inspiring.

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    1. Thank you Ushaji, your words motivate me :)

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  2. Absolutely. Why carry the unnecessary baggage along with us ... lovely post :-)

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  3. True...A smart traveler in life! Let me check my baggage once again.

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    1. Yes, we all must check periodically Rahmath.

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  4. True,it is easier said than done.But while carrying the load of these things,if we dump the unwanted in a corner and bring the needful in the centre to a certain extent preaching and practising will go side by side.Meaningful.

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  5. Our moving in life is will be more enjoyable if we do not carry any unwanted baggage.

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    1. It certainly makes life lighter SG :)

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  6. Agree Completely :)
    Let Go should be the mantra of Life

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  7. Oh yes, unwanted and extra baggage slows down our pace and makes the journey weary. Traveling light is indeed the mantra! :) Glad that u are doing the AtoZ Challenge too, Reshma :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa, to be honest you inspired me to take up challenge :)

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  8. Leave all baggage behind and be free.

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