My Liberating Truth

When I went in for brain surgery six years ago, I carried 24 years of head-banging onto the table. In the months prior to brain surgery, I hit my head on the curb twice and fell down a flight of tile stairs. There was no way for anyone to be certain of what would be. The stroke on the table gave me an alternate damage. My body required time to recover from surgery before trying to heal the damage from stroke while carrying 24 years of damage.

Six years later, I’ve recovered tremendously and it’s time to admit that I will always carry the damage from my experience. Seizures stopping only took impending death out of the picture but will never erase the years of damage that makes me strong.

I am Astrid and this is my truth. I am proud of the experiences I’ve been entrusted and I continue searching to grow into who I’m meant to be. After journeying long and hard, I finally feel free to be me!Β 


Though most of it was out of my control,

I persevered, body and soul,

I’m now free to explore.

Piece my gifts together,

Smile in appreciation

And let my life become whole.


Welcome 2021! I’m ready to take flight!πŸ₯°


Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

12 thoughts on “My Liberating Truth

  1. Astrid, that is a journey of the soul. No heart can blossom without if first creating those scars by going through such heartfelt pain and anguish. To build an empathy and love like no other ‘because’ this journey can only build that very thing. Yes, it will test us but it will also teach us to be that freedom that unconditional love is.
    Take a bow dear lady, to touch that inner heart takes great courage and the realisation that self love is its destination in its discovery. We can only give true love when we finally love ourselves first ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

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  2. I am proud of the experiences I’ve been entrusted – this is gorgeous perspective. It is special ones selected for such precious arduous journeys, perseverance is the gift that brings us to the miracles and magic of wholeness come alive.

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  3. CNS disabilities are so mysterious aren’t they? Everyone is affected so differently. While I was rehabilitating from an incomplete but permanent spinal cord injury, I was mystified by the variety of symptoms among fellow patients injured at the same vertebrae. I noticed this among the brain injured as well. I admire you and others who persist and share their experiences. You never know exactly how this can lead someone forward, who in turn can inspire someone else. Thank you.

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