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As I have shared on my About Page, my traumatic brain injury occurred when I was 10 years old in 1967. Because my external wounds healed and I was able to achieve very well on some fronts, the impact of my traumatic brain injury was never factored into why I could not achieve on other fronts. Subsequently, I bought into a denial system that minimized the impact of my traumatic brain injury.
Because I bought into a denial system that minimized the impact of my traumatic brain injury I found myself being minimized, marginalized, dismissed and discounted. With ongoing minimization, marginalization, dismissal and discounting, I found that many of my efforts proved to undermine my feelings of worth, value and significance. In the process, I experienced an ongoing sense of inadequacy.
Although I experienced an ongoing sense of inadequacy, I attempted to overcompensate for my low self-esteem, self-worth and for my feelings of insignificance. I strove to prove my worth, value and significance as an individual by attempting to be enough. I did so because I bought into the notion that if I just did enough, I would be enough and in the process, prove my worth, value and significance.
In my struggle to do enough, to be enough — to feel as though I was enough — I found myself up against one proverbial wall after another proverbial wall. In my experience, I interpreted that my best efforts were never quite good enough. Consequently — as I found myself up against one proverbial wall after another — I found myself buying into the notion that I was of little worth, value or significance.
To better understand my process, you may like to read my article series, My Journey thus Far by clicking on each part of my article series as listed below. As you have questions, please ask. All questions are good questions.
Through my process, I experienced a spiritual awakening. I will share that spiritual awakening with you in the next part of this article. Consequently, please read Part 3 of this article by clicking here. Thank you.
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