Excess luggage just gets in the way. It slows you down and costs you while doing so. Personally, I didn’t have an appreciation for traveling light until I noticed that my business colleagues saved so much time because they never went to the baggage claim or had to wait plane side for their luggage to be brought to them. After making this observation, I decided to always travel as light as I could regardless of where I was traveling to.
I’ve also found that we can carry excess luggage along as we travel in life. Things, people, status, circumstances, ideas, beliefs etc etc can often become (excess) luggage that slows us down taxing us physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. I think it’s important to take a step back and examine our luggage. It could be that our job has become excess luggage and its time to find a new one. It could be that some beliefs we hold dear are now excess luggage and its time to discard them. It could be certain habits that we’ve picked up along the way that we need to let go of.
Take a moment to look at your life. Are you walking around with excess luggage? Now may be the time to let go of it.