Has the airline ever lost your bags and life was topsy turvy until until the familiar handles returned to your grip? Every day we carry baggage; we couldn't even afford the baggage fees if we had to check it for a flight. What we did or didn't do back in our childhood up to the most recent unkind word to our spouse or co-worker last week. Opportunities that have not been realized; either buy omission or commission fill the worn overstuffed bags. Much of my baggage is associated with work or family. I wanted the approval of others and didn't lead effectively, I didn't remember the numbers when the boss asked or I didn't get my kids into the "right" school and feeling I let them down. I know the weight well, it is a comfortably heavy burden that I have grown accustomed to bearing. Somehow, I am unwilling to let it go. Action is required to open the bag, inspect what lessons are worthy of keeping and jettison the rest. The easiest response is to just keep carrying the load because evaluating the contents is hard and scary. Hard is authorized. The work involves forgiveness, kindness and generosity toward you and others. This effort promises a lighter load for the rest of the trip. In this case lost luggage is good, even if it is Gucci. Either whittle the lessons down to a small carry-on or... just leave the bags lost.
What bags are the heaviest? What bags do you stumble over? What bags have been handed to you? What bags have you forgotten your carting around? What bags have you ditched? What were the benefits of letting them go? How do you choose what contents to keep? What bag do you choose to leave today?