Hello and welcome back to Second Chance my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. You are always welcome around my table. Life presents you and I with events that are out of our control. These events may seem cruel and unjust to you and I. Consequently, we may find ourselves becoming discouraged and despondent with life itself. We may find ourselves wanting to give up on ourselves and our lives. One of these events in our lives may be our traumatic / acquired brain injuries.
Our traumatic / acquired brain injuries and disabilities have invariably presented you and I with a specific circumstances and challenges. We may believe that nothing good can come out of those challenges or circumstances. In our frustration and despondency we may find ourselves focusing on our circumstances. We may be confused and hopeless. We may see the proverbial glass as half empty. We may be confronted with discouragement. We may see our circumstances as only a gauntlet to be endured. Consequently, we may want to give up on the life that we have been given to live.
For many years I struggled with the notion that anything good could come out of my being a traumatic / acquired brain injury survivor. Consequently, I found myself experiencing despondency, discouragement and depression as I tried to make sense of my apparent lot in life. Through my struggle I realized that I needed to stop limiting myself by believing that my circumstances were created to sabotage my life. In my awareness, I realized that I needed to change my belief system. I realized that I needed to stop buying into the notion that I was being victimized by my circumstances. In the midst of my struggle the eyes of my understanding slowly began to open to a host of realizations.
What became apparent to me was that I was the only one who could live my life. Consequently, I realized that I needed to take advantage of my circumstances, instead of allowing my circumstances to take advantage of me.
As I meditated upon the opportunity of taking advantage of my circumstances I gained hope. I began to realize that my circumstances were not being done to me but they were occuring to enhance my life. Consequently, I began to realize that my circumstances were in actually pointing me in the direction of my destiny. When I realized that my circumstances were in reality preparing me to live the life that I had imagined I no longer had the need to believe that I was being victimized by my circumstances.
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