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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Luggage (08/15/05)

TITLE: Less Luggage; More Comfort
By sharmila sanka
08/17/05


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When the time comes for us to travel out of station, we gather all the important and most unimportant things in our lives assuming anything might be a necessity at some point of time in our journey. When the time comes to pack up one day before our journey, it is then we realize we are over our luggage limit. We use our discrimination and start removing few things we feel are not so important. We make our luggage good enough to travel. While on our comfortable journey, we realize how sensible we were in removing the extra luggage. It is only then do we realize the true essence of ‘Less luggage; more comfort.’

Similarly in our sojourn of Life, we keep on gathering extra luggage of ‘Desires.’ They keep increasing and so our stress and anxiety to fulfill those desires. Do we ever contemplate on how to reduce our desires? Less luggage of desires we have, the more comfort we experience out of it. Each piece of luggage adds up to our already list of tensions. Every increase of our desire leads to greater greed in our selves.

We are willing to reduce our desires but how to control the desire to cut down our limitless desires? Let your life be comfortable enough to live peacefully but do not lead a lavish life. When a desire arises in you to acquire a thing, think with heart rather than mind and body. Ask yourself if you really are in need of it. Is your desire a necessity or a prestigious comfort? Let your conscience define the true meaning of necessity and then let your life move forward.

It is only with less luggage of desires, can you lead a comfortable life of ‘Peace.’ With your life leading thus, you will remain in the hearts of all for ever. Let your desire not be to fulfill your needs but to help the needy. Keep treasuring your luggage of ‘goodness’ and ‘service attitude’ for the great Lord to treasure you in His heart.


“Carry the luggage of goodness in your heart and let your life be free of burden.”


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Rita Garcia08/23/05

“Carry the luggage of goodness in your heart and let your life be free of burden.” SO true! Blessings, Rita
Tisha Martin08/24/05
A very thought-provoking piece and one we need to be reminded of! It is amazing how much stuff we aquire over the years...
darlene hight08/28/05
Good thoughts and nice take on the subject. The use of wemade it come across as a little preachy. A better technique is to be more direct ie: people have a tendency to- In this way you are expressing what you have observed to be true instead of making an asumption that everybody feels the same way. I have been guilty of the same thing in some of my writing. I enjoyed the direction of the piece and think it is a worthwhile topic. Loved the thought that went into the topic.