Recently, I had a conversation with someone about the struggles associated with starting a new relationship. Often the fears of our past relationships can haunt us and we tend to dwell upon them as well as bring them into a new relationships let’s call it our “lifelong baggage.” This “baggage” is simply a piece of who we are and we don’t want our past relationships and/or our past experiences to define who we are. Our past, our “baggage” does not need to define us but it definitely has helped to mold us into the individuals we are today. It is because of our past and those lessons we have learned that make us who we are today. When starting a new relationship or rekindling an old one, the idea of a “clean slate” is always a good thing; however, a clean slate doesn’t mean that our past has to be erased have to be or wiped away; we should try to embrace it because all those experiences we have had and/or lived through makes us the person that we are today. If you like/love me for who I am right now standing before you, that has to include my past. All the choices that were made leading up to this very moment, whether they were good or bad, and the lessons learned along life’s journey, they are all a part of who we are. And, if we take any of those experiences away, it takes away from who we are. Embracing the past and recognizing the choices that were made, whether they were bad ones or good ones; they have all been done to create the individuals we are today. The past does not defined you; however, it has most definitely helped to teach the lessons needed to learn in order for us to be who we are at this very moment…perfectly imperfect! A child of God!
~Blessings and Peace~