Welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am glad to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Please remember that you are always welcome around my table. In life you and I may have been presented with matters that are out of our control. We may have been impacted by a brain injury, a disability or some other life challenging change. In the process of our awareness we may find ourselves angry with the world and ourselves. We may want to blame our station in life on God, an organization, another person or a group of people. Consequently, we may have isolated ourselves from other people.
You, like myself may have sustained a traumatic brain injury that has presented you with various challenges to overcome. Your brain injury may have led you to develop a learning disability or a mental health challenge. I am also confronted by and challenged with a learning disability as well as other neurological limitations. These obstacles and challenges can leave us feeling very alone and overwhelmed. Consequently, we may be confused, discouraged and despondent by our present circumstances. In our frustration, we may want to isolate and cut our selves off from other people.
The good news is that you and I do not have to be alone in our struggle to accept our reality. We can reach out to other people who — like ourselves — are or have struggled with similar frustrations and concerns. We can reach out to individuals who can identify with us. We don’t have to be alone. Consequently, our ability to accept our brain injuries no longer has to be limited by our isolation. We no longer need to suffer in silence — because of what we do not understand. We can reach out to a community of individuals who will help to empower our process. We can come out of isolation.
Please read Part 2 for context. Thank you.
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