keep life light

Luggage, Antique, Vintage, Baggage, Bags

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we pack experiences and impressions
overload on bags of memories
we try to drag them along in moments
overload on bags of miseries

we forget to unpack when new times come
we try to bring up old news that is buried
digging sometimes for hours just to find
the feeling of the now that aligns
to make a case or make a plea or make a repeat of past
because we keep carrying old luggage hoping to make it last

however, wheels are falling off and the straps are breaking
perhaps now is the time to start thinking
drop the bags and leave them where they are
and walk easier throughout our journey near and far

step with a brand new stride
creating new rules to pack light
when things get too heavy,
begin to clean out all the stuff
that does not fit in our space now
so we can keep life light
one moment at a time


4 Responses to “keep life light”

  1. Kelly Kuhn

    This reminds me of one of my favorite analogies, which I’ve unfortunately forgotten most of. It was from an Ascension lesson given by our minister. He said that sometimes in life we feel we’ve worked through and risen above some big issue in our lives, and it feels so great! But then we quickly realize it’s still with us to some degree, and we wonder why it’s still with us – why can’t we shake it? The minister likened it to us having ascended by rolling the big rocks away, yet we keep some smaller rocks in our pockets, and we’ve been lugging them around. And all we really need to do is take them out of our pockets and put them down.

    I don’t believe it’s that easy for some issues, but I think it is for a lot more than I realize – I really can just take out the rocks and walk away.

    Thanks for the reminder!


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