Traumatic Brain Injury — What Empowers Me to Go and Make it a Good Day — Exchanging a lie for the truth — Part 8
Posted by Second Chance to Live on May 11, 2009
As I opened up I got in touch with my feelings and I began to thaw emotionally.
Another spiritual awakening revealed that I could share my thoughts and feelings without being afraid that I would be judged, criticized or rejected. In my awareness I slowly started to learn that I could talk and feel. As I continued to attend meetings I discovered that it was safe to ask for help. Once I asked for help, I was told that I could actively participate in my recovery process by getting a sponsor and working the 12 steps of recovery.
When I asked for help, I took another step out of the shadows.
As I took another step out of the shadows, I had a spiritual awakening. The way in which I was attempting to relate to life was no longer working. As my eyes opened I began to realize that I had been living and relating to life in counter productive ways. As I took another step forward I discovered that my denial and the denial systems that I had been buying into — for many years — kept my life unmanageable. I discovered that my denial suppressed the truth with a lie. The lie told me that my life was manageable.
Denial had — in essence — blinded me from the truth — so that I could not see that my life had become unmanageable.
Please read Part 9 of this series by clicking on this link. Thank you. Part 9.
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