September 23, 2003
I’m talking about what you bring into your life, your relationships, your career, every single day as you go through your days. We all have baggage from the past. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. You can’t go through this life without getting dinged up along the way. Maybe it was in your childhood. Maybe it was in a prior marriage. But you know that you are going to have had experiences that changed who you are.
What I want you to understand is that we either contribute to or contaminate our relationships 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The same is true with your partner. Even if the things that contaminate come from legitimate problems that you’ve experienced, that makes them no less toxic in your life. Acknowledge what you’re doing to contaminate and make the changes you need to eliminate it.