Traumatic Brain Injury — What Empowers Me to Go and Make it a Good Day — Breaking Free — Part 6
Posted by Second Chance to Live on April 29, 2009
And now for Part 6
I could break free from the family system rules of Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, Don’t Feel — please read Don’t Talk, Don’t Trust, and Don’t Feel – that kept me in isolation. I could learn to share what was going on with me — without fear. I could learn to trust, trustworthy people. I could give myself permission to feel my feelings — without shame. I could begin to accept myself and my reality. I could stop taking responsibility for the dis-ease in other people’s lives. I could be freed from the belief that I am a victim.
I could stop living in my head trying — to figure “things” out. I could learn to work a program of recovery. I could learn to be gentle with myself. I could learn to work in a partnership with a power Greater than myself. I could learn to trust the God of my understanding. I could learn to live my life as a proactive participant– rather than vicariously. I could learn how to be an actor in my life, instead of merely a reactor to life. I could stop moving from one crisis to another crisis. I could stop being bullied by drama.
I could learn how to distinguish where I begin and other people end and where they end and I begin. I could stop taking responsibility for other people’s choices. I could find myself. I could learn to keep the focus on myself. I could focus on keeping my side of the street clean, while giving other people the dignity for their choices. I could learn how to detach from myself and other people in healthy ways. Please read, Who Am I…
I could learn how to stop sabotaging myself. Please read, Who is Limiting You?
I could learn how to become my own best friend.
Please read Part 7 of this series by clicking on this link. Thank you. Part 7.
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