To discover the root cause of what you’re dealing with, to free yourself from baggage requires honest introspection. Not knowing what the root causes are, steals your energy from the many positive influences you will then fail to recognise.
As is life, the build-up of what we carry or deal with, lies heavily sometimes. Over time, the weight of our baggage, responsibilities, grudges and regrets not only begin to affect our emotional health, but our physical health too.
Carrying baggage means we may struggle with guilt, brought about through the decisions others have made for us, primarily because we were given no choice and because we felt obliged to follow. With dutch courage, we can make different choices.
Introspection is something we can all do, but where emotional baggage will present itself in physical ailments like backache, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, headaches, feeling tired and rundown, not many of us will make the connection between our baggage and physical health.
A headache may seem like a headache, but it’s an issue waiting to be resolved. Not learning to use introspection, or deal with and be honest with yourself, contributes to suppressed emotions and illness. We must learn to introspect.