Denial is the action of declaring something to be untrue. We have all been in denial at one time in our life. It is sad when some of us live in denial. We may think that we are helping ourselves or the ones we love. Really, we are causing more harm than good.
I was never in denial about Syd’s autism diagnosis or what her ability was compared to her peers. I was in denial that my marriage was failing. And I have been in denial that my jeans still look cute on me!
Seriously, if I didn’t confront autism. I would have never been able to embrace it and see Sydney’s progress. Was it painful and at times difficult? Yes, but it was necessary.
I am mad at myself for being in denial about situations in my life. I realize now how much time I wasted. What opportunities did I miss out on?
When I learned to confront situations. I realized that I had the power to change my circumstances. It might not be what I prayed and hoped for. But I refused to live another day in denial.
Living in denial brings more pain. Face what you fear head on. I know it is scary and the unknown is frightening. But you can overcome any trial that you face with a little faith.