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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

Please read each part of this series for context. Thank you. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 , Part 7, Part 9, Part 10

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.

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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