World Youth Day has Sydney buzzing. The atmosphere literally puts a smile on your face. Our first encounter was in Central Station at 9pm on Friday night, where young people walked through the hallways (with less luggage than Lyndon & I!) chanting and singing. I could hear them before I could see them, although the only words I could make out was “Go Jesus Go!” I was entranced, and disappointed that I had no-one to share the moment with. Lyndon was away getting train tickets and my camera was packed somewhere in the depths of someone’s suitcase.
Arriving in Sydney after a 6 hour train trip I’d felt too tired to talk to anyone, but I came to life, energised by their passion and wanting to run after them to engage them in conversation – however I was loaded down with too much baggage to capture the moment.
Hmmm… Ever found yourself missing opportunities because of the baggage you drag around? Since I think about thinking quite a bit, it leads me to consider the way we can miss ideas and creativity that is sitting there in the brain, because the brain is cluttered with baggage that could be described as the everyday busyness, the detail of doing and just thinking of everything that needs doing.
Just like we can organise our suitcases to travel lighter, we can go into the day lighter, organised and knowing our plan. We can live freely and lightly by noticing what we’re carrying and dumping whatever’s not useful. Are you carrying around grudges – that’s a massive suitcase on it’s own! Take a moment to think about your thinking and see if you can clear anything to access your creativity and intuition more readily. It’s a choice, moment by moment.
Cheering you on,