Imagine you’re about to pack for a much-needed trip. Whether it’s a vacation with a suitcase or a backpacking trip in the mountains, almost one thing is guaranteed…

One of two things happens.

You either layout all you need ahead of time Toiletries, snacks, clothes, shoes, a book.


You shove everything you think you need into your bag and hope you leave on time. We’ve all been there, right?

Then the inevitable happens. This is what’s guaranteed. Either way — Why do you have so much stuff? Whether it’s a suitcase that weighs fifty pounds for a week or a backpack that weighs fifty pounds for two days, it’s too much!

The same things happens in life.

You only need the foundation.

Too often, you think you need to be and do everything. Sound familiar? Yet, what you really need is the few basic things that keep the joy going in your life? How often do you pack everything except the little thing that brings you joy?

If you ever get to know a mountaineer, they calculate and weigh everything in their pack. They don’t want to carry anything more than necessary. Yet, many of you carry the burdens of others. You have to fix everything, and somehow you find yourself responsible for the political situation happening on another continent you’ve never even been to. Really? Your shoulders hurt from carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Stop it.

It’s time to let go of the extra weight. Would you wear a down parka on a 100-degree day? No. Then, stop carrying whatever happened in the winter into your summer. Some of you have been carrying your childhood traumas, career heartache, or a relationship hurt into your current day. It no longer serves you or anyone you’re around.

Imagine that you view the world through only the eyes of pain. What amazing beauty are you missing? While walking after a thunderstorm, it’s easy to focus on the dark mud yet miss the colorful flowers that twinkle your soul.

Where in your life right now are you attempting to do everything yet miss the single thing that lights you up inside?

Let go of the could of, should of, would of. Let the regrets go.

Life is one miraculous and adventurous journey. It’s time to release the extra weight.

This week, how can you forgive past heartache?

Surrender and accept life for what it is. When you lighten your load, you’ll be able to move further and faster to where you want to go. New opportunities arise since your viewing life through a new lens.

Wishing you an abundant, joyful, and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer

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