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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

Please read each part of this series for context. Thank you. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

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.

In the event that you would like to be in touch with me, please use my Contact Page. I look forward to hearing from you. All questions are good questions.

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