Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Following a brain injury and once the initial stages of rehabilitation are completed many questions arise. As these questions arise brain injury survivors may find themselves desperately attempting to make sense of what occurred. In the process of attempting to connect the dots, confusion may become a constant companion.
In the process of attempting to find answers to our questions, we may find that our experience is likened to attempting to find our way out of an intricate maze that seems to have no exit.
Consequently, in our effort to find answers – that will lead us out of the maze – we may find ourselves becoming increasingly anxious. In our anxiety we may find ourselves feeling trapped because we are unable to see any answers in sight. In feeling trapped we may experience feelings of helpless and hopeless. Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness may lead us to merely living our lives in quiet desperation.
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Henry David Thoreau
Well, I have good news my friend. You are not alone. I have been there too. But in the midst of my pain, desperation and confusion, I found hope. During the course of the past 24 years I have discovered the answers to many of my questions. These answers have helped me to understand what contributed to my being in pain and why I felt baffled and confused. These answers have given me practical solutions.
I am so glad that I did not give up on the process of looking for the answers to my questions, because I discovered that the answers to my questions gave me the ability to sing my song.
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