It seems to me that this picture sums up all of life's struggles. We go through our days carrying the load that we make. Whatever comes to us throughout our entire lives comes from what we did or didn't do in the past, so our load is really made out of ourselves. Our bodies are like the peel that temporarily struggles with that load … until at the end of this life when we let go and the peel falls away from the load and we go up.
Life is what we make of it. Our struggles are ours, our joy is also of our own doing, and our future will be determined by what we what we do with our loads today.