Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to share what I learned through my recovery process with a support group. In follow-up to that opportunity I wrote a 2 part article to share what I shared with the support group. In today’s article, I will introduce Part 1 of a 2 Part Video Presentation of the article series. As you benefit from what I share in this series, please share the information with anyone whom you believe could benefit. Thank you.
Below is a brief excerpt from Part 1 of the article:
“On Saturday May 30, 2015, I had the opportunity to be a speaker before a support group. Below are some of the points that I shared from my experience, strength and hope during my presentation to the support group. My motivation in sharing the below with you is to share what has helped me in my recovery process and has given me hope. And as I need to remember, please remember that there is no situation too difficult to be bettered and no unhappiness too great to be lessened.
As the information benefits you, please share the below information with anyone who you know that is facing a difficult time in their life. Please let them know that more will be revealed in time.
As you read through what I share in the article and questions arise, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions.
One of the most important lessons that I have learned through my recovery process was that until I faced my denial and owned my reality I could not find a new life Apart from facing my denial, I could not grow in awareness, nor acceptance. What I came to realize was apart from awareness and acceptance, I do not possess the incentive or motivation to get into action. In my experience, I discovered that the pain of my need to deny my reality had to be superseded by the pain of denying my reality before I could begin to grieve my reality. Before I could get into action and stop being limited by what I am powerless over and can not change. So that I could stop living some one else’s dream for me. So that I could stop fighting against myself. So that I could begin to see my disappointments and discouragement as a way that set me up, not as a way to set me back.”
To watch and listen to the Part 1 of the article, you may click on the following link: Second Chance to Live — Lessons Learned and Shared with a Support Group Part 1 Video Presentation
To read Part 1 of the article, you may click on the following link: Second Chance to Live — Lessons Learned and Shared with a Support Group Part 1
Picture taken of me outside after speaking to the support group
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