In the beginning of July 2016, I wrote and published the article. Why do I Feel so Misunderstood and Shunned? In today’s article, I would like to share a video presentation of the article. I create video presentations of my articles to share the information with individuals who learn more effectively through watching and listening. The information shared in the article, helped me to begin to understand why I felt misunderstood and shunned as an individual living with the impact of a brain injury. The information shared in the article helped and continues to help me to accept myself.
Below is a brief excerpt from the article that helped me to recognize and cross the bridge of self-acceptance. A bridge of self-acceptance that led me to hope. Hope to realize that I could create a good life for myself.
“Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Recently I received a comment and a question. As an individual living with the impact of a brain injury and an invisible disability, I have asked the question many times. The question I received was, “Why do I feel so misunderstood and shunned?”. In my experience and through many struggles the answer to the question became apparent to me. If you have asked this question too, I would invite you to read on to find out what became apparent to me.
What became apparent to me has helped me to have peace in my life when misunderstood and shunned.
What became apparent to me helped me to let go of the people who misunderstand and shun me.
What became apparent to me helped me to grow in self-acceptance, despite being misunderstood and shunned.
What became apparent to me helped me to move across the bridge called hope and create a good life for myself.
In my experience and through my own recovery process, I came to realize two realities. The first reality is that many people do not want or do not know how to process their feelings. The second reality that helped me to begin to have more peace in my life was, that many people either do not know how to or do not want to change. To face the reality that our lives have been forever changed because of our brain injury may be too painful. Too painful for them to accept. Because accepting our reality may be too painful, individuals may stay in and defend their denial. Defending their denial for what they do not want to accept is not our fault. Secondly, because of the lack of acceptance, they may justify the way they treat us.
Defending their denial for what they do not want to accept is not our fault. Justifying the way they treat us, because of their lack of acceptance; is not our fault.“
To watch and listen to the video presentation of the article, please click on this link: Brain Injury — Why do I Feel so Misunderstood and Shunned? Video Presentation
To read the article, from which the video presentation is made; please click on this link: Brain Injury — Why do I Feel so Misunderstood and Shunned?
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