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Traumatic Brain Injury — What Empowers Me to Go and Make it a Good Day — No longer in the Shadows — Part 7

Posted by Second Chance to Live on May 5, 2009

Please read each part of this series for context. Thank you. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

And now for Part 7.

When I began my recovery process I discovered that I could admit my powerlessness over people, places and things. I could admit that my life had become unmanageable. I could surrender to the notion that I was responsible for other people and their feelings, choices and decisions. These two awareness’ were the handle to the door that opened into a field of fresh possibilities. These possibilities gave me the permission to realize that I no longer needed to hide in the shadows.

I could begin a new journey that I was told would lead me to a new freedom and happiness.

In my awareness I discovered my humanity. With time, my feeling (s) of powerlessness revealed — by attending meeting — that I was not helpless. Through attending meetings and by listening to other people share from their experience, strength and hope I realized that I could have an active role in my program of recovery. As I kept coming back — to meetings — and listened to what I heard, I started to have a series of spiritual awakenings.

One of my spiritual awakenings revealed that I longer needed to crouch in the shadows — where I had been hiding for many years.

As I attended meetings and listened to other members share from their experience, strength and hope I gained courage. Their willingness to share how they handled struggles gave me the permission to share my struggles with them. As I continued to listen to what people shared I heard them talk about how they felt — about what was going on in their lives. As I continued to listen I gained the courage to report how I felt about what was going on in my life.

As I opened up to the members in the meetings I got in touch with my feelings. As I got in touch with how I felt, I began to thaw emotionally. As I began to thaw emotionally, I began to heal.

Please read Part 8 of this series by clicking on this link. Thank you. Part 8

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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