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Posted on 2015.02.24 at 13:21
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Someone a generation older than myself warned me once about baggage, claiming, "You don't get to be your age without a little baggage." Having already run that scenario, I arrogantly scoffed, "If one is aware of baggage, surely it can be dealt with and therefore rendered ineffective."

Then I learned about baggage.

And arrogance.

Baggage does not work that way. Being aware of it is not necessarily the first step to self-recovery. Cognitive Buddhism Therapy does not immediatly decouple the trigger(s) and subsequent emotional trajectory. But by making the hard decisions - throwing the baggage overboard and never looking back - perhaps then you can begin to repair yourself, and begin moving forward once again.

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Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2015-02-25 04:11 (UTC) (Link)
The issue is that baggage can be dealt with on a logical level fairly quickly and efficiently, but the emotions have their own time frame that seems to be measured in years. Auuugghhh!

So aggravating! It's like my emotions don't know me at all!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2015-03-01 02:51 (UTC) (Link)
I think it's finding the root and ripping it out along with the rest. If one leaves the root, it will grow back.
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