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What Assumptions Are You Making in Your Life?

When Isaac Lidsky was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that causes vision loss and eventually blindness, he knew it was a death sentence.

As he writes in his inspiring book Eyes Wide Open“It will end my life as I know it. End independence and confidence. End strength and leadership. End achievement…I will be helpless, pathetic, weak. I will live trapped in my mind. Blindness will disconnect me from the world.”

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What Assumptions Are You Making in Your Life?

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  1. I think I’ve said enough on this site about my journey through complex and historic PTSD to confirm that nothing is impossible given a mule head, determination and a smattering of intelligence.
    Success was never likely according to the prognoses from books, but gathering momentum often swept me past obstacles which were supposedly insurmountable.
    Often the power and impetus to do this came from the synthesis of anger at such a bum deal in life, which process became a kind of standard conversion deal with all negative issues which appeared.
    I was afraid that this might harden me, but far from it, my emotions became softer more flexible and more understanding almost a quantum leap away from the brittleness I used to display.
    And there was a core, a kind of balance point of equanimity which began to parry those subliminal fears with a kind of cool logic before they could get started.
    This was eventually a 7 year journey, thats 10% of a lifetime in Biblical terms and I am 72 now, but that now is worth living in and staying in, because its damn good fun.


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