In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I review the question that is critical to recovering: what is the baggage behind it? I share how I learned to stop taking charge of the baggage of others and how this led me to learn to have my own things so that I can free myself with healthier limits.
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- My acupurist and mentor Silvio Andrade taught me to say “This is not mine; this is theirs, and I send it immediately ”as long as it assumes the behavior of other people. Instead of blaming myself or getting caught up in anger, I stopped letting myself fall.
- Before blaming ourselves for who someone is, we need to take a step back. Do they have their own personality, character, resources, level of abundance, circumstances, and background history? Yes, there are six reasons why they are and what they are talking about.
- We don’t have the right to demand another version of someone just because we think we’ve put in a lot of effort, that we don’t deserve it, or that we haven’t done anything wrong.
- We just avoid saying no and stick to well-tuned yet annoying patterns because of our emotional baggage. Just the reason. If we think avoiding no and limits is like being a nice, kind, generous and loving person, this is our luggage that speaks for us anyway.
- Considering the existence of other people’s emotional baggage is not about acquitting them or finding another reason for not having boundaries. It’s so we can be more honest about what’s going on instead of talking about ourselves.
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