A Brain Injury Is Like The Color Blue

Perhaps I Am special. Only a few folks can say that which I readily could. My life is divided into two adventures of character. I was one individual up to age 44. Allow me to clarify.

Everybody understands the colour blue, right? Not.
If a person were visually impaired or blind since birth, they might not have any clue what colour is whatsoever, never mind that the true colour of blue. When we discovered that our colours by our parents and educators, they pointed to some colour and said"that is blue" Whatever colour you watched in the place that they pointed to is known to you as"blue" Perhaps, what I find as reddish you telephone gloomy. Maybe our brains do not interpret these colour impulses exactly the exact same and you've got a completely different color-scape than that I do with colours I could not even start to recognize.
Imagine if we simply try to explain it. The colour blue. To describe a colour without using colour for a point of reference is hopeless. Well, if you can not find the skies, that description wouldn't be helpful.
Hoping to describe something to somebody takes a frequent point of reference to found your excuse on. Could a shade be clarified to someone who isn't able to see, an odor to somebody who can't smell or a sound to somebody who is unable to hear?
That brings me to my purpose. Since diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1999, I've discovered there isn't any way to describe my deficits or the impacts of the modifications in my personal awareness to somebody who hasn't undergone changes in their mind. The only men and women who genuinely understand are the individuals who live with themselves. Andfor us, the encounters are usually quite unique because of the complexity of the mind itself.
As tough as our friends, family and others attempt, they'll never really have the ability to comprehend. To them, it's something which occurs at particular events or areas or while attempting to do something particularly. To us, it goes off. We do not forget it since it's part of us. It's who we are now. It's a fact we become'used' to learn how to accept.
This isn't a pity party. For me personally, it's a brain trauma; to get somebody else, it's being an amputee, somebody else, dropping a kid -- everybody has, as they saya flashlight to endure. Just as we would like to empathize and understand what we're going through, we must accept the constraints of our skills to achieve that.
I think accepting the reality that individuals can't fully understand is essential for accurate acceptance of our scenario, whatever that might be. For me personally, it's time to quit trying to describe. Time to give up the frustration that appears from the repeated unsuccessful efforts to describe why I act the way I do, why I want certain alterations to my surroundings and I react the way I do.
This understanding is quite fresh to me. I'm sharing it for many others at the exact same or comparable situation because I believe this is an integral element to complete recovery... not stressing so much about other people knowing. But this understanding is very liberating for me.
I write this since I know I'm not alone. Following 19 decades of the being my truth, after 19 decades of attempting to find people around me to know, I'm quitting.
It's similar to attempting to explain the color blue to a person. It absolutely can not be carried out.
I have free myself. I hope that I've helped to liberate at least one in the procedure.
After really comprehending her own mortality, she's discovered much about himself, the others, the wonder of life and also the value of cherishing each second. She's Buddhist and is a fervent mindfulness proponent.