As written for BallerAlert.com….
“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the f**k on.” ~Lesane Parish Crooks
Allow me for one moment to question you. How much baggage are you carrying? How much anger and resentment burdens you daily? How much of your life passes you by because you can’t see beyond the past? Are you really being your whole self if you are weighing yourself down with unrequited emotions and unresolved issues? I’ll answer that for you, NO. Let’s be honest, nobody (man or woman) wants to enter into a relationship with someone who is carrying the burdens of the past.
The art of letting go is one not easily mastered, but it can be done, persistence is key. We never really realize the damage holding on to anger, sadness, bitterness and old feelings does to the vessel that is our body. (this includes your mind, your health and your spirit) An angry person harboring ill feelings towards another is counterproductive. The person you are angry with, more than likely does not know and probably doesn’t care about your anger and is living life unbothered. You on the other hand subconsciously are being controlled by the anger and unbeknownst your entire being is affected, your mood, your attitude and disposition. What quality of life does that bring?
“If you’re unhappy with anything, whatever is bringing you down get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”~Tina Turner
At some point or another we all have a problem with emotional baggage. We become obsessed with the things in our lives that we cannot change, or wish we had done differently. For some, like myself it is knowing that you are not in control that is upsetting. The past can’t be changed because it is gone, so why stress?
The same goes for relationships, work stress, and life in general. You have to let go of things that keep you grounded in the past. Easier said than done right? Wrong. Delete old emails and text messages, stop checking your ex’s Instagram and Facebook accounts, deal with old feelings of hate and resentment towards that friend or family member who hurt you. Let go, Let GOD and be your best self. You can’t be who you are supposed to be if you are busy worrying about who you used to be.
What bags are you carrying?