Accepting Myself when Family and Friends Can Not Part 2
Posted by Second Chance to Live on July 11, 2012
In the event that you have not already read Part 1 of this article, please do so by clicking on the following link Accepting Myself when Family and Friends Can Not Part 1
Through my involvement with 12 step support group meeting, listening to other people’s experience, strength and hope, working with my sponsor and being honest with myself I started to heal emotionally and spiritually. I started to identify with other people and realize that I was not terminally unique. I started to realize that I no longer needed to be responsible for other people, but that I could be responsible to other people. I started to realize where I began and other people ended. I started to understand concepts, ideas and principles that would encourage, motivate and empower my life.
The concepts, principles and ideas that I learned through attending meetings, listening to people, working with a sponsor and by being honest with myself all helped me to begin to identify the realities that I was facing as a traumatic brain injury survivor.These concepts, principles and ideas helped me to recognize that other factors impacted the dynamics of my relationship with family members and society as a whole. These concepts, principles and ideas helped me to begin to identify the factors — beyond my traumatic brain injury – that contributed to the difficulties and walls that I ran into for many years.
These concepts, principles and ideas — that I learned through attending meetings, listening to people, working with a sponsor and by being honest with myself serendipitously helped me to begin to accept my reality and myself as a traumatic brain injury survivor, when family members and friends were unable to accept who I am in my reality. In May of 2008 I wrote an article to share what I learned through my experience. I would invite you to read that article Second Chance to Live – Action Steps and encourage you as a traumatic brain injury survivor to attend 12 Step meetings in your area.
What I have learned and continue to learn through attending meeting, listening to people, working with a sponsor / mentor and being honest with myself has radically changed my life.
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