The TSA has a long list of prohibited items. Yet, an item forbidden in carry-on luggage might be permitted in checked baggage or vice versa. So, if you have a pressing need to pack your hatchet, cattle prod or brass knuckles, you’re in luck. This is also true for our journey towards wholeness.
Items like shame, guilt, jealousy, resentment, hostility and rejection should be left behind. But some permissible items may surprise you. Small amounts of pain, grief and anger are permitted because, with an ample supply of wisdom and mercy, we will know how to use these items wisely in the future.
This message is an excerpt of “Checked Baggage” by Angela T. Khabeb from the July 2016 issue of Cafe.