Each and every one of us has baggage - a monster bringing us down, holding us back. The monsters are the unprocessed shit, the emotional traumas, the worries, fears, anger and sadness that make it difficult to be vulnerable and cause us pain.
When we don't know how to handle the monsters we do one of two things: run, deny, work and push them aside OR be smothered by them.
Runners are always on the go, always on the move. When they're working and with friends and at school and with kids and exercising and hobbying they don't have to look at that big scary monster looming over their shoulder. To stop would be disastrous. To think about how crappy and painful things can be would be too much.
Those who are smothered have become completely engulfed by their monster. No motivation, no progress - their monster holds them back and keeps them stuck. •
Runners MUST stop and look at the beast so they can see what it is they run from. Those who are smothered must push the monster off their back so they can get a better look at what exactly keeps them stuck.
#faceyourfear #innerdemons #baggage