Learn to Pack Light for Life

"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears." -Glenn Clark

I used to pack many useless things the rare times I travel. I tend to bring too many books and unnecessary things that I think I might need. The first time I went outside the country, I resolved to pack light, mainly for the reason that I needed the space for gifts I will buy. In the end, we didn't get to buy much, but I was surprised that even if I bought very little and only the essential, there were some many more things I didn't end up using! Packing light felt good. Packing light meant no added burdens or over-baggage fees.

Often, in life, we also tend to bring more than we can use. Old grudges, replaying memories, the past endlessly revisited. Life is a fleeting shadow, a blade of grass, a wildflower that appears today and is gone tomorrow. Death isn't real to us and we wish it would be far away, but only the knowledge of death can make us see the value of life. I've only lately learned the values of packing light.

Let go of the past. Every day is a new day and a new chance. Don't get stuck, keep moving.

Let go of grudges. In the end, who benefits from grudges? Are you still dreaming of sweet revenge to those who wronged you? A grudge is like a poison you ate and expect the other person to die. Let go, you'll feel lighter.

Live in the moment. Live now, not in the past or the uncertainty of the future. You're here. I'm here. You're breathing. Isn't that amazing?

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