Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. Yesterday I shared with you that I would reprint an article that I wrote several years ago. In the next several part of this article I will share with you what I learned through my process. May you find the freedom to be fully you as you read through the article.
Because of the content in the article, you may want to read the article several times.
The Power of Identification
Posted by secondchancetolive on April 18, 2007
Welcome back and I am so glad you decided to stop by and rest. You are a gift to me. I am fired up about a particular topic today. I have been fired up about this topic for most of my life. As a person with a disability I never quite felt like I was enough or that I measured up. I never quite understood why I did not measure up until I began to understand the insidious nature of comparison. For too long, I measured my worth by the status quo. I allowed the measuring stick of other people to dictate how and what I thought about myself.
When I started treating myself with dignity and respect, I began having spiritual awakenings. One of these awakenings revealed that having a disability challenged the status quo. Although I sought to measure up to expectations, I often fell short. Because I had an acquired brain injury, comparing myself to anyone proved to be pointless. I also discovered that as I sought to compare myself, I denied my humanity.
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