I can change the way I think about myself –just for this day.
“The Twelve Steps spirituality works well for those who have been depressed most of their lives because it asks them to admit that they are powerless over their depression and that their lives have become unmanageable. With this admission that their lives are out of control they now can begin to rebuild their lives as they begin to work each of the Twelve Steps.”
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
I admit that since I have begun working the Twelve Steps –starting with Step One— that “We admitted we were powerless over depression –that our lives had become unmanageable” that I have begin to feel differently about myself. I have discovered in my group and by reading Depressed Anonymous that I can no longer be alone in my depression. I feel lifted out of my sadness whenever I hear others talk about their depression and the hope that they have now because of their belief that they are getting better. To admit that we are depressed is over half the battle.
I admit that I am out of control. I also admit it’s alright to admit the fact that I am powerless because now my Higher Power can start to work in me and free from those things that imprison me in depression.
We know that our choice is to get better. We also know that now that we admit are not God that our Higher Power can begin its hopeful work in us. With God all things are possible!
Copyright (c) HIGHER THOUGHTS FOR DOWN DAYS: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for !2 Step Fellowship Groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications Louisville. Page 104.