Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Baggage We Carry

I've come to the realization that we all are carrying baggage around form hurts in our past. In some cases, it is bad stuff involving betrayal of a relationship or physical harm. Other times, it is lost opportunity and regret about things not done. Sometimes family or loved ones and sometimes work or others. We all have them. Regrets, pain, loss, frustration, etc.

I think that if we realized each other was carrying around these hurts, all of us, that we might connect with each other differently. We might be a little slower to hurt or ignore. We might be a little quicker to look a person in the eye and give a hug.   It ties back to the Plato quote of earlier.

I know friends who have lost loved ones through divorce and betrayal. I spoke to a minister once about betrayal and told him that perhaps, just perhaps, that might be the worst of offenses between people.

1 comment:

  1. Mark,

    I agree that betrayal of trust is the worst - not only one stops trusting the person who betrayed him/her but also everyone else.

    Thanks for posting this.