Emotional Baggage

Another re-post - this one from February 9, 2014.

So, a flight attendant on the Westjet flight yesterday was going through the usual pre-take-off schtick.

Asking people to stow their carry-on luggage under the seat.

Then he added, “Stow your emotional baggage,” & all the passengers cracked up.

Some of us on the flight (perhaps only moi??) sat there wishing emotional baggage was that simple to deal with!!!! Some days, it feels as though my own is leaking out all over the place.

In a manner of speaking...



p.s. note that last quote, down below. Added in this re-post. Feeling like a piece of shit. I kinda suspect quite a few of us these daze can relate to this thing of feeling “like a piece of shit.”

p.p.s. this graphic just added in July 2019. Doozy, eh???

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‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain. If we do not transform our pain, we will transmit it to those around us.” – Richard Rohr

Couple Runners-up for today’s honours:

“[T]hose who insist they’ve got their ‘shit together’ are usually standing in it at the time.” – Stephen Levine

“…the goal of all spiritual life is to get your ego out of the way – outwit the sucker; dissolve it; shoot it; kill it. Silence the incessant planning, organizing, running, manipulating, possessing, and processing”… “because these activities preclude awareness of the Divine.” – Rabbi Lawrence Kushner in his book I’m God, You’re Not (reviewed in Tikkun Magazine)

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos

“What other people think about me is none of my business.” – Karen Buxcel

“Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look.” – Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times ** more Pema Chödrön gems here