It is one of the hardest things to do sometimes. And yet one of the most necessary.
Many things hold us back in life… if we let them.
And many things will weigh us down… if we let them.
To travel far and fast we must travel light.
I am an avid backpacker. I love thinking about the fact that all I need to survive I can carry on my back.
There are many things I carry with me that I don’t necessarily need but I like to have. For instance, I went a long time without any type of fancy cooking set. I finally bought one this past year. It has made the experience all the more enjoyable. And yet, each time I add a new “piece” to my gear I am just weighing myself down more.
I say all that to say that you don’t need much in this life to enjoy it…
Find a balance. Think about some things that you can let go of today. They don’t have to be things that are holding you back necessarily, just weighing you down.
One thing I am learning to let go of is the perceived importance of other people’s opinions. Trying to please other people has certainly brought me down a lot. Letting go of their opinion’s and their importance to me has freed me up greatly. I haven’t swung over to the opposite extreme of listening to no one, but I have certainly limited my intake of “unsolicited” advice.
There are too many scenarios and situations to name. Sometimes there are things weighing us down and holding us back that we do not even realize. Much of our grief and frustration can come from these unknown weights and restraints. Shake them off and learn to be free!
What is weighing you down in life?
What is holding you back?
What is one thing you need to “deal with” so you can go back to living your life the way you see fit?