Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pack Light!

I need you right now! A lot of people need you right now. But you are not here. You still haven’t left the station.. Dragging along with 8 oversize bags for a weekend trip. Missing flight after flight to a place that you “claim” you wanted to be above all else. Now we are all at the airport waiting... Some still wait, some have just given up and gone home, some check back periodically. But people keep coming here waiting for you to arrive eventually. It’s a revolving door. The crowds change, but the results are the same. One by one everyone goes home disappointed because you have yet to arrive where you are suppose to be. You have packed everything to look good for us, presents for us and our kids, albums full of pictures of what you’ve done and things you have. You want to bring so much for us, but all we really want is the one thing that you are not giving us, you! Authentic and unadulterated. So your place remains vacant and others have to suffer because you couldn’t pack light.

In life we get so attached to stuff, image, perceptions, titles and status that it immobilizes us. When we are called upon to serve in an area that we are needed, we are too stuck in a place of obligation. Your car payment keeps you from taking a trip to the place that you always wanted to go. working to pay for your new winter wardrobe has stopped you from doing the volunteer work that you enjoyed. The need to be in the hottest spots has held you back from doing simple things that you always loved. Our attachment to status keeps up from associating with some exception but eccentric people. And our fear of people seeing who we are instead of who we say we are restrains us from being able to relax. We sacrifice peace of mind for piece of the pie while we are screaming out that we like cake! It’s insanity at its best. We want out of the cycle, but dive deeper in. Pack light! Get to the position in life that calls for nothing more than for you just to be you. Show up authentically and stop being held back by all this “stuff”.

When you have seen what you need to see, done what you need to do and just want to sit back, then collect as much as you want. Cement yourself there in contentment with whatever you desire. But DO NOT keep saying you want to fly while you keep acquiring more of everything that keeps you grounded.. Pack light, for the sake of yourself and all of us waiting for you to arrive...


  1. And our fear of people seeing who we are instead of who we say we are restrains us from being able to relax. <-- this speaks to so much more than just social acceptance. All of us would be much better if we took the time to appreciate who we really are outside of the material, and let that inner essence shine through. We all would be much better off if we did that.

  2. Beautifully written...thoughtful, moving and full of impact!


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