As 2018 closes to open into 2019, I feel no luggage of 2018 needs to enter into the new year because unwanted luggages only weighs down the body, soul and spirit. This last minute, it is time to shake them off and let them go.
These luggages do not need to be physical, like the things we clean up from our homes but they are thoughts, anger, bitterness, un-forgiveness which though we feel justified about but are just not healthy for us in the real sense.
Why do I say they are a lot heavier than the physical baggage? This is because we carry this types of luggages listed above in our hearts and head unlike the physical which we can easily drop down when it weighs too much on us.
Unlike the physical this baggage clings to you, not letting you off the hook. It is there in your mind every minute of the day nagging, it becomes the focus of your entire being. Looking for a way to vent and unleash itself in the case of anger. In the case of thoughts it flies in and out like a way ward lover, never steady but obstruct any progress.
For bitterness, its weapon is sarcasm. It tries to draw others into its fold. Leaving a trail of hurts as it dishes out its venom. Un- forgiveness is the worst of these lots and more deadly. It eats the heart, consumes and graduates into anxiety or fear or depression. Instead of affecting the offender, it ends up affecting the offended who refuses to forgive. So my best tip is forgive and let go, you are not letting the offender go alone but also yourself. Once you forgive, there is the lightness that comes into your heart as if a weight has been lifted off.
There is no need trying to cross-over with these baggages, they are too heavy to take in 2019, so my candid advice is to quietly let them go. It is time to set yourself free and leave them behind in 2018. Be ready to pick up the most important twenty things that you need to step majestically into 2019 in our next post. Once you have them, know that a glorious year is ahead of you.