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
Unpopular Emotional Baggage quotations
Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.
A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.
Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage?
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
...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.
Hatred, rancor, and the spirit of vengeance are useless baggage to the artist.
His road is difficult enough for him to cleanse his soul of everything which could make it more so.
They carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die.
Grief, terror, love, longing--these were intangibles, but the intangibles had their own mass and specific gravity, they had tangible weight. They carried shameful memories. They carried the common secret of cowardice.... Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Enjoy life by limiting your emotional baggage to a small carry on.
The past has no power to stop you from being present now.
Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion.
The guy [Donald Trump] has a lot of problems - physical, mental, emotional, cognitive. You know, he comes with a whole lot of baggage, and I think it's pretty obvious.
In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to.
It is good to realize that falling apart is not such a bad thing.
Indeed, it is as essential to evolutionary and psychological transformation as the cracking of outgrown shells.
Forgiveness is the process of dropping off your emotional baggage.
Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feeling and emotions.
I'm not saying certain illnesses don't come from genetic baggage and all that.
It would be too simplistic to summarize and make it all about emotion, but yeah, so many times, I've been to doctors trying to pinpoint what it was exactly and finally it just went away.
I'm having a mid-life crisis, so I thought instead of having sex with a stranger, I'd just get a new haircut. It's good clean fun without all the messy emotional baggage. It's just a haircut folks! It's not like I had an eye removed, or a leg added on! Live a little... it'll grow back!
Take away all the emotional baggage of any band's fight, be it The Beatles or The Stones, but in the end, you just enjoy the creativity. That's what the legacy is.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
There has to be a reason of whether you look right or you bring the emotional or intellectual baggage of what's required for the storytelling. For me, it's not something I've aspired to say, "I'm going to be working in Hollywood."
A lot of people assume that women of a certain age who are not unattractive have no excuse for not having a perfect life. But you can have emotional baggage that is dragging you down like cement blocks tied to your feet.