“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
It is incredible how much of a difference a good quality and well-designed backpack can make when traveling or hiking. Once shouldered, the load is bearable and it even feels lighter than if you were to weigh all the items individually. The real key is the “once shouldered” element. That’s when the load is heaviest and most awkward. For all of us, there have been times in life when the load is so big it takes someone else to help you put on the pack and get started. But once going, it can be as if there is no load at all. Some questions come to mind as I reflect on this s quote.
Who are those around you that are helping you shoulder the load?
Are you carrying it all on your own, or are others helping you with the burden?
Is there a better way to carry it?
Are you carrying the right load at all?