১১ আগস্ট ২০২০ ২:৪৫ অপরাহ্ণ
A few days ago, traveling home on the railroad, I set my walkman to an oldies station. Soon a song from the sixties called "Travelin Light" came on the air. it had been a pleasing song and that I enjoyed taking note of it. it had been a few young men getting to meet his sweetheart and he's understandably very happy and is traveling light, with none baggage, not even a "comb or a toothbrush." Now I need to confess that I had a somewhat cynical thought; namely that if he has been traveling for a few times, without a toothbrush, he won't be ready to get very on the brink of the woman he loves. However, I soon brushed away this unworthy thought and began reflecting that the song had tons of significance for our lives. I asked myself "In our journey through life, are we traveling 'light', or are we traveling 'heavy'? I came to the conclusion that we are often weighed down with excess baggage.
What sorts of baggage weighs us down? There are 3 ways we will be overloaded. we will be overloaded materially, mentally, or emotionally. Materially speaking, we live in one of the more developed countries of the world; further, this country has been browsing an economic boom. Now I do know that the IRS and therefore the State Govt tax us heavily during a sincere effort to make sure that we don't become prosperous and buy too many material possessions. But in spite of their best efforts, we've too many useless possessions. When this happens, we've to continuously look out of them and maintain them. In such a case- can we own these objects or do these objects own us? Are we the possessor or the possessee? Is it not an abomination to hunt happiness within the ownership of more and more objects?
Secondly, and worse-are we not mentally overloaded? From early morning to late in the dark, we are bombarded with radio, television, newspapers, telephone calls, telemarketing, cell phones, and now, the web. this is often endless sensory and mental bombardment. albeit our minds have excellent filtering and screening capabilities, it's really surprising that the majority folks haven't yet ended up within the mental asylum. Can we retain our sanity or have any sensitivity towards our fellow men, or maybe our relations if we are always pre-occupied with all kinds of thoughts?
Thirdly, and worst of all, we could also be emotionally overloaded. We could also be carrying the luggage of past happenings; our resentments, frustrations, and disappointments from the past. this is often worse than a drunken hangover, which lasts only a couple of hours. An emotional hangover lasts for a whole lifetime and may ruin one's entire trip through life. once I was about 10 years old, don't inquire from me which year that was, I used to be on an outing with my cousin near a beach and that we were walking back to our home. After a brief distance, I started getting tired and that I wanted to prevent it. My cousin who wanted to urge range in a rush was egging me on and eventually, he stopped and asked me what I used to be carrying in my bag. it had been a bunch of rocks that I had collected. He forced me to dump them; initially, I used to be unhappy at losing my collection, but soon I used to be feeling much lighter and was keeping pace with him. within the same way, we all tend to hold emotional baggage with us. There are often occasions once we have a right to be angry, frustrated, or miserable and like good citizens, we exercise our fundamental right to be unhappy, sometimes for years on end.
How can we get obviate this baggage and lighten this load? First of all, regarding the fabric goods, this is often simple. Once or twice a year, perhaps once we change the time, simply do a house cleaning. Throw out or give to charity anything that has not been used for the last 6 months. Not only will you've got more room within the house, but you'll also be ready to find the items you actually need, and you'll get a tax write-off too.
Regarding the mental garbage, this too is straightforward. once we get overloaded with an excessive amount of food we sometimes observe food fast. Similarly, once every week, observe news fast, have a quick for the brain by not devouring any news for at some point. hear music or maybe read an honest book but stand back from noisy television shows, news, or the paper. Nowadays somebody has started delivering some free paper at my house. Fortunately, they place it within the driveway, so it's easy on behalf of me to travel over this paper in two seconds; sometimes I'm going over it twice, once in forwarding gear and once in reverse. Then I throw it within the garbage.
Last, and therefore the most difficult, is getting obviate emotional baggage. The mind doesn't want to offer up its emotional baggage. Many of our resentments are justified and that we have every right to be upset. But should we exercise this right? we've several rights which we don't exercise. for instance, we have the proper to wear a wool coat and stand outside within the July sun, but we elect to not exercise this right because we all know it's stupid and detrimental to our health. Similarly, we should always forego our right to be upset and unhappy and instead exercise the proper to be happy and lightweight. the way to reach this state of mind is outside the scope of this short speech, but it's critical to our well being.
Now having dropped all this luggage, I might suggest that you simply do carry another sort of luggage; that's to hold suitcases filled with hope, faith, and happiness. this sort of bag is extremely light, the more you carry, the lighter you are feeling. So..... carry these and oh yes- do not forget your toothbrush. With these words, I wish you all "Bon Voyage" on your journey through life.