Of baggage and the management of that baggage, Angelina Jolie once said, “It's hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I've learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.” I really love that latter part of her quote about moving quickly to the next place.
The reason, I have found, is that most people have come to both understand and accept that baggage comes is a part of all of our lives. But the area that seems to hang most of us up is how to navigate through the hours, days and years and not allow our baggage to pull us down.
My personal definition of baggage is; The emotional struggles we choose to carry into new areas of our lives like addictions, anger or bitterness. I recently worked with a client who was going through some really tough times with his relationship. And what he shared is that the issues with his mate had less to do with their present and future, and all to do with things from their past.