Good evening my friend. I am glad you decided to stop by and visit with me. Your presence is always welcome at Second Chance to Live. I am refreshed when I come in touch with the pure form of a unique being. When you express who you are — at the core of your being — I am encouraged to be me. I am not limited by pretense, or conjecture because of my invisible disability. I am free to explore with my being because I am no longer concerned with what other people think of me. I am free to be fully me.
As a traumatic brain injury survivor you may be discouraged and despondent. I have been there too my friend. At the core of your being you long to be the expression of your true self. You yearn to be free from the pain of contempt because “they” don’t understand. You try to explain your anguish to those people you wish could hear but “they” practically turn away. You feel alone and misunderstood. You wish “they” could understand your pain, but you feel left out. You find yourself longing to be accepted, but you are unable to do their dance. You find yourself trapped in a box, longing to find a way out. You long to find your identity and your place in this life. You are tired of being compared to…
I have good news my friend. You are complete. You are enough. You are heard and you are loved. You are found and you are welcomed. You are understood and appreciated. You don’t have to be anyone but you. You are accepted and never rejected. You don’t have to live up to expectations. You don’t have to be alone. You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone. You don’t have to pretend or make excuses. You don’t have to be more than because you are not less than. You don’t have to perform. You don’t have to compete. You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone.
When you visit Second Chance to Live you are free to be. Just be. Be who you are, completely you. Your essence is welcome. Your being is wanted. Your true self is celebrated. Your worth is complete just because you are you my friend. Your feelings matter and your tears don’t go unnoticed.
As a traumatic brain injury survivor I have experienced anguish through out my life. Through out Second Chance to Live I share from the lessons I have learned because of that anguish. I would encourage you to visit my Site Map and read through the titles. Not all of the titles listed with in my Site Map have traumatic brain injury or living with an invisible disability as part of the title, however I believe you will be able to identify with and benefit from the information found within those articles.
At the core of my being I believe identification rather than comparison empowers our capacity to create with our being. Please read my post The Power of Identification. To create is to be live. As we create we flourish and our lives bear much fruit. That is why I encourage you — my friend — to not give up on the process, on a loving God or on yourselves because more will be revealed.
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