And now for the article:
The Power of Identification
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.
Through my process I discovered a series of cause and effects. I will share some of these with you. This list is not exhaustive. After you read my contrasts, get a pen and paper and determine what other contrasts you can add to my list. You may find that you have been berating yourself for no good reason.
Please read Part 3 for context. Thank you.
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