At the end of April 2007 I wrote an article that I would like to speak to in this article. The article, Following your bliss…regardless.
In life, events, circumstances and disappointments may redirect our experience. In an instant — like a switch on a railroad — life events can set us in the opposite direction of our hopes and dreams. In the process our hopes, dreams, and aspirations may be dashed. We may have lost limbs or suffered permanent brain damage. Our damaged bodies may subsequently limit our abilities. Consequently, we may be sad, angry or even bitter with life. But that does not have to be the end of the story. I want to share something with you that revolutionized my world. I am more than a survivor.
Please read my article Moving Beyond a Survivor Mindset.
Who I am on the inside matters more than who I am on the outside. My body may be broken and battered by an injury. I may not be as smart as I used to be before my disability. And I may be discouraged at times, but that does not change my passion. I need to remember this reality. I am not my disability, my limitations or my deficits. My passion resides within my being and is not dependent upon the shape of my body or my mind. Because my passions lie at the core of my being I can learn how to channel my creative energy even thou I may have a disability, deficits or limitations.
My passion provides the mechanism that empowers my gifts, talents and abilities. As I follow, develop and learn to channel my passions, the fruit of my purpose becomes apparent. My passions are channeled through my gifts, talents and abilities. My gifts, talents and abilities echo my passions. My passions subsequently point me in the direction of my destiny. In the process I experience my purpose. In the process I fulfill God’s will for my life — one day at a time. My encouragement to you my friend is that you do not let anyone lead you to believe that your set of circumstances count you out.
Please read my article Stay Committed to Your Course — Run Your Own Race
Although I have limitations because I sustained a traumatic brain injury I am not limited. Although you may have limitations because of your disability, you are not limited. Regardless, of how you or I came to be disabled we do not have to give up on our passions. We can learn how to channel those passions in ways that work for us. We can learn to experience life more abundantly. We no longer need to buy in to the notion that our circumstance are meant to keep us down. Instead we can learn to use our circumstances to build us up and in the process empower our dreams.
We can learn to use our set of circumstances to enhance both our lives and the lives of individuals who touch our lives.
Be encouraged my friend. Your are a gift to your world. Our traumatic brain injury / disability is not meant for our harm. In reality what we have been given is a gift. What we thought was meant for our harm will be used for our good. Your disability will direct your life — like the switch on the railroad of life — in the direction of your destinies. Don’t let anyone tell you or lead you to believe that you are limited. You can learn how to use your passions in ways that will enhance both your life and the lives of individuals who come into your world. More will be revealed to you in time.
Follow your passions. Follow your bliss. Take the time to breathe because you will learn how to channel your passions in ways that work for you. Do not give up on yourself or on your journey. You are on the right path. Be encouraged my friend. You will find your way. Only believe. And if you have a hard time believing, believe because I believe. You can trust the process, a loving God and yourself. More will be revealed to us. The pieces of the puzzle will come together at the right time and in the right order. What may be hidden or unclear to us now, will take on new meaning.
DON’T Give up On Yourself.
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