The Shadow Bag

by Marcus on November 1, 2011

I often think of negative emotions as 5kg weights.

Every time you feel a negative emotion: anger, jealously, guilt, shame etc – and don’t let it go – it’s like putting that 5kg weight into a rucksack on your back – let’s call it the Shadow Bag.

The Shadow Bag is magical, it is invisible and there is always room for more. It never fills up.

In the course of a day, you could probably get 15-20kg in it. Imagine how much you could fit in over a week, a month, a year!

It’s quite staggering the amount of emotional baggage that people carry around with them.

Is it any wonder they’re exhausted at the end of each day?

The practice of Qigong, especially ‘Smiling From The Heart‘, is the best way to deliberately let go of negative emotions. It is a powerful tool for emptying the Shadow Bag.

When you do, you will literally feel lighter.

I’ll just quickly add, that there really is no such thing as a ‘bad’ emotion. The trouble only comes when we hold onto them.

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Valerie Holler November 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Marcus,

Many good points! Thanks for sharing and all your blogs.

valerie

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